B.A., Wesleyan University

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law


Professor Johnson teaches Immigration, Crimmigration, and Civil Procedure. Her scholarship focuses on immigration law. 

Prior to teaching, Johnson was an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where she practiced general commercial litigation. Her clients included Berkshire Hathaway, Rambus, and Brighton Collectibles. Johnson also provided pro bono representation in several adoption and guardianship proceedings before the Los Angeles county courts. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors of Inner Circle Foster Care and Adoption Services, a non-profit agency in California's San Fernando Valley.

Before entering private practice, Johnson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela A. Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Robert C. Broomfield of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Additional Information


  • Civil Procedure I/II 5103/5203
  • Criminal Law 5223
  • Crimmigration 6100
  • Federal Courts 5543
  • Immigration 6210
  • Trial Techniques 6410