Donald J. Kochan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Kochan received his J.D. from Cornell Law School (1998), where he was a John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics and managing editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. He also served as editor and executive editor of Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy symposium issues in 1997 and 1998. He received his B.A. from Western Michigan University (1995), with majors in political science and philosophy.
After completing law school, Kochan was law clerk to The Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He comes to George Mason from the firm of Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in Natural Resources & Environmental Law. Kochan has been an adjunct scholar for The Mackinac Center for Public Policy since 1995 and serves as a member of the board of governors of The Virginia Institute for Public Policy.
He is the author of numerous published articles, on subjects including property rights, environmental law, natural resources issues, international law and human rights, historic preservation, tort reform, and various issues of law and economics and constitutional law.
During the 2002-03 academic year, Kochan will be teaching Property and Environmental Law.