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John Christopher

Vice President and General Counsel

General Counsel's Office
The Great Hall at Shadow Lawn 304

John Christopher

John Christopher, Esq., serves as the vice president and general counsel for Monmouth University, where he has a broad responsibility to oversee the University’s compliance with all laws. Prior to his current position, Christopher spent 25 years at the New York-based law firm Hodgson Russ, LLP, where he was general partner and chair of the firm’s labor and employment law, and college and university practice groups.

Christopher was lead outside employment counsel to many
national and international businesses, and represented numerous post-secondary
institutions and public school districts. Christopher is a member of the
National Association of College and University Attorneys and is past president
of the New York State Association of School Attorneys. Christopher was
recognized in Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Buffalo Business First’s Who’s
Who in Law.

Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in
public policy analysis from Hamilton College in 1983. He received his Juris Doctorate
(magna cum laude) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987.
Christopher is admitted to the New York State Bar Association and as in-house
counsel in the state of New Jersey, and to the United States District Court for
the Western District of New York.


J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

B.A., Hamilton College


Recently Taught Classes

2021 Fall

  • Higher Education Law and Policy - EDD 764

2019 Spring

  • CIVIL Rights and Liberties - CJ 572