David M. Johnson

David M. Johnson

Title: Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs; Professorial Lecturer in Law

Telephone: 202.994.4539
Email: djohnson@law.gwu.edu

B.A., J.D., Georgetown University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
commercial law; legal writing; litigation and courts; public interest; pro bono; advocacy competitions; student affairs; legal Clinics


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Brief Bio:

  • serves as assistant dean for public interest/public service law at GW Law, administering the pro bono program in which students volunteer at various legal entities benefitting the poor and the public interest
  • serves as director of advocacy programs at GW Law, advising the Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution Boards, overseeing fourteen on-campus competitions, and coaching/assisting students with numerous off-campus competitions throughout the world
  • teaches or has taught the following courses at GW Law: ADR Competition, Commercial Paper, Introduction to Advocacy, Law Students in Court, Legal Drafting, Legal Research and Writing, Mock Trial Competition, and Moot Court
  • served as both senior assistant and assistant dean for student affairs at GW Law from 2001 to 2009
  • served as director of special events & continuing legal education at American University's Washington College of Law and as an adjunct professor teaching the first-year legal writing courses
  • served as director of career services and as an adjunct professor teaching the Uniform Commercial Code and Debtor-Creditor Rights at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • served as assistant professor of justice/American government and politics in American University's Washington Semester Program
  • served as a commercial litigator for almost five years with the law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter