John Campbell

Associate Professor of the Practice of Law


Lawyering Process

Professional Biography

Professor Campbell focuses on bringing the real-world into the classroom. He also focuses his scholarship and service efforts on the enhancing the nexus between practicing attorneys and scholars.


John teaches a variety of courses, including lawyering process, torts, evidence, and a live client appellate class. He also teaches internationally, including at Moscow State University.


John creates high-impact scholarship about mortgage issues, measuring written persuasion, and studying jury behavior. He recently won the national writing competition held by the American College of Financial Service Lawyers, an ABA group. And his work on juries and other topics have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Washington University Law Review (a Top 20 journal), Iowa Law Review (a Top 20 journal), the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Brooklyn Law Review, and Catholic Law Review.


In order to bring his trial work and jury study work together to benefit the University, John co-founded and is the co-director of the Denver Empirical Justice Institute (DEJI) - an organization dedicated to promoting two fundamental ideas. They are 1) being a trial and appellate lawyer is a noble calling, and 2) empirical studies can inform and improve trial practice and the rules that impact it.

Impact beyond the University

In addition to his work at the University, John is an active trial and appellate lawyer (Of Counsel, Campbell Law LLC). As a trial and appellate lawyer he is ranked by SuperLawyer and Best Lawyers. He is also rated AV Preeminent on Martindale Hubbell, and has served as lead counsel in cases that resulted in total recoveries of over $300 million.

John also runs a jury consulting group (Empirical Jury), where he helps litigants assess their case, improve it, and then pick better juries. The firm uses online platforms, statistics, and lessons from big data to change the way attorneys prepare for trials.

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  • JD, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2006
  • BA, Education, Concordia University at Austin, 2000

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Law License
  • Licensed to Practice Law
  • License to Practice Law - Illinois
  • License to Practice Law - Missouri

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