Johnson, Maureen

Maureen Johnson

Clinical Professor of Law

Maureen Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Lawyering
  • Legal Writing



  • 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. On April 4, 2017, Maureen launched #EQ4ALL@LLS, a diversity webpage that profiles individuals committed to equality for all. Going forward, the site will link sister-sites from other schools across the nation.

Selected Scholarship

Separate But (Un)Equal: Ending the Lingering Effects and Continuing Cycle of Plessy v. Ferguson by Identifying Modern-Day Parallels and Remedying Racial Inequities through Institutionalized Anti-Racism [Forthcoming] U. Rich. L. Rev. 2018

Op-Ed: The Los Angeles Daily Journal, August, 3, 2017, Transgender service ban won’t pass muster

Trickle-Down Bullying and the Truly Great American Response: Can Responsible Rhetoric Help Heal a Divided Nation? [Forthcoming] Am. U.J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L (2017).

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). Contributor: Legal scholarship highlight: You had me at hello - Examining the impact of powerful introductory emotional hooks in briefs in recent high-profile cases.

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).