Maureen Johnson

Clinical Professor of Law

BA, University of California, Los Angeles
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles 
JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles


While in law school, Maureen was a Sayre MacNeil Scholar and served on the National Moot Court Team as well as the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. Upon graduation, Maureen began her legal career at Mayer Brown, where she worked on appeals, class action litigation and employment law. Maureen continued her litigation practice at Kaye, Scholer LLP, where she represented numerous worldwide clients and honed her skills in anti-trust law.

Prior to joining the full-time law faculty, Maureen taught Legal Drafting as an adjunct for Loyola Law School, Los Angeles for 10 years. She also has worked on numerous pro bono cases, including those for the NAACP, Lambda Legal, The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Public Counsel Law Center. An avid screenwriter, Maureen has a particular interest in storytelling in the legal profession.   

Selected Scholarship

You Had Me at Hello: Examining the Impact of Powerful Introductory Emotional Hooks Set Forth in Appellate Briefs Filed in Recently Hotly-Contested U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, 49 Indiana L. Rev. 397 (2016).

To Quote or Not to Quote: Making the Case for Teaching Law Students the Art of Effective Quotation in Legal Memoranda, 56 South Texas L. Rev. 283 (2014).