Professor of Law


Professor John Crawford graduated from Stanford Law School, J.D. (2006); Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, M.A., International Relations and Economics (2006); and University of Notre Dame, B.A., Philosophy (1995). He joined the UC Hastings faculty in 2011, after serving as a lecturer and teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. Prior to his fellowship, he worked as a corporate associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Before law school, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Haiti and worked at an international development consulting firm.

Professor Crawford’s current research focuses on the regulation of financial markets and institutions. In addition to U.S. corporate and securities law, his interests include business and property law reform efforts in developing and emerging markets.



  1. Stanford Law School 2006

    J.D., Law

  2. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies 2006

    M.A., International Relations and Economics

  3. University of Notre Dame 1995

    B.A., Philosophy

Selected Scholarship

  1. The Moral Hazard Paradox of Financial Safety Nets 03/2015

    Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

  2. 'Single Point of Entry': The Promise and Limits of the Latest Cure for Bailouts 12/2014

    Northwestern University Law Review Online

  3. Wargaming Financial Crises: The Problem of (In)Experience and Regulator Expertise 03/2014

    Review of Banking and Financial Law

  4. Capital Accounts: Bank Capital, Crises, and the Determinants of an Optimal Regulatory Approach 03/2014

    Hastings Law Journal

  5. Predicting Failure 01/2012

    Virginia Law and Business Review


  1. Financial Crises & Regulation
  2. Securities Regulation
  3. Property
  4. Financial Regulation