John Ohlendorf

John Ohlendorf

Associate, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

John Ohlendorf is an associate at the firm Cooper & Kirk, PLLC.  He was previously an Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow in Law at Northwestern University School of Law.   He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2010 and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit the following year.  His areas of interest include statutory interpretation, constitutional law, and federal jurisdiction, and his current research, building on insights from the philosophy of language, focuses on the role of context and implication in statutory interpretation.



  • J.D., 2010, Harvard Law School
Originalism & Precedent: Exploring Paths to Reform
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