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THEA JOHNSON

559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305 • 650-724-9869 • tjohnson@law.stanford.edu

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION



Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

Thomas C. Grey Fellow and Lecturer in Law, July 2012 – Present

  • Research and write in areas of criminal law and procedure

  • Design and teach courses in legal writing and federal litigation

  • Faculty Advisor and Coordinator

    • Stanford Clemency Project: supervise and manage law students in the preparation of clemency and commutation petitions for federal inmates; work closely with the law school’s Three Strikes Project on providing reentry services for inmates who receive federal clemency from President Obama

    • Prison University Project: advise Stanford graduate students teaching a course at San Quentin Prison, entitled “Criminality and the Carceral State”; teach classes at San Quentin on the philosophy of criminal law and on comparative perspectives on prison conditions



EDUCATION



The George Washington University Law School

J.D. with honors, May 2009



  • Staff, The George Washington International Law Review; The Guide to International Legal Research

  • Vice President, The George Washington Native American Law Students Association (2007-2008)

  • Member, Moot Court Board and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board

  • Dean’s Fellow; Aston Fellow


Harvard University

A.B. magna cum laude, June 2003



  • Senior Honors Thesis: Rape and Radicalism: Rape Laws in New York, 1970 – 1975


PUBLICATIONS
Scholarly Articles and Works in Progress:


  • Creativity and Plea Bargaining, (work in progress)




  • Common Sense and the Cannibal Cop, 11 Stan. J. Civ. Rts. & Civ. Liberties __ (invited symposium essay) (forthcoming, 2015) (co-authored with Andrew Gilden)




  • The MBA, the Dropout, And Deterrence in American Criminal Law, 60 Wayne L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015) (co-authored with Mark Osler)




  • What You Should Have Known Can Hurt You: Knowledge, Access and Brady in the Balance, 28 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1 (2015)




  • Guaranteed Access to Safe and Legal Abortions: The True Revolution of Mexico City’s Legal Reforms Regarding Abortions, 44 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 437 (2013), (an earlier version of the article won the 2009 Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest, Washington School of Law, American University)


Journalism and Other Written Work:


  • Josh Duggar and the Myth of Juvenile Justice, Huffington Post: The Blog (June 11, 2015)




  • Should Criminal Lawyers Engage in Crowdsourcing Criminal Investigations?, Stanford Lawyer Magazine: The Blog (February 27, 2015)




  • College Rape and Radical Feminism: The Forgotten Feminist Roots of Today’s Anti-Rape Activism, Huffington Post: The Blog (November 25, 2014)




  • Deputy Editor, International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2014, A Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law (2014)




  • The Central Park $40 Million, Huffington Post: The Blog (June 27, 2014)




  • Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Victims and Villains of the Drug Trade, Huffington Post: The Blog (April 21, 2014)




  • Book Review: The Reckoning: The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier, Concho River Review (Fall 2013)




  • Latin Justice: A New Look, 30 World Policy Journal 57 (Fall 2013)




  • Ecua-vias, North Dakota Quarterly, Vol. 78.2, Going Global: Contemporary International Voices and Visions (Spring 2013)




  • Deputy Editor, International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2012, A Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law (2012)




  • Inside the Bubble: Educating Ecuador’s Elites, 28 World Policy Journal 41 (Summer 2011)



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


  • Creativity and Plea Bargaining, Sixth Annual CrimProf Conference, Cardozo Law School (July 2015)




  • Creativity and Plea Bargaining, The Grey Fellows Forum, Stanford Law School (May 2015)




  • Common Sense and the Cannibal Cop, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Speaker Series, Stanford Law School (May 2015)




  • Common Sense and the Cannibal Cop, Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll: Subversive Sites in the Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (May 2015)




  • Invited Workshop Participant, Latin American Criminal Justice in Action, UCLA Law School (February 2015)







  • Moderator, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System, Stanford Law & Policy Review panel, Stanford Law School (November 2014)




  • What You Should Have Known Can Hurt You: Knowledge, Access and Brady in the Balance, Fifth Annual CrimProf Conference, Rutgers Law School (July 2014)




  • What You Should Have Known Can Hurt You: Knowledge, Access and Brady in the Balance, Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Minneapolis, MN (June 2014)




  • Panelist, Prosecutors as Problem Solvers: Discretion in the War on Drugs, Symposium: Prosecutorial Discretion: Ethics, Practice and Study, Stanford Law School (May 2014)




  • Invited Speaker, Redesigning Criminal Justice, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (April 2014)




  • U.S. Interests and Adversarial Movements in Latin America, Junior International Law Scholars Conference, Berkeley Law School (January 2014)




  • Caught in the Middle: The Reform of Ecuador’s Criminal Justice System, Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Boston, MA (June 2013)




  • Moderator, Globalization and the Changing Legal Landscape, Symposium: The Future of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School (April 2013)




  • Award Recipient and Invited Speaker, Guaranteed Access to Safe and Legal Abortions: The True Revolution of Mexico City’s Legal Reforms Regarding Abortions, 2009 Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest, Washington School of Law, American University (March 2010)


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Legal Aid Society, New York, NY

Faculty, Trial Advocacy Program (TAP), Summer 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Instructed first-year New York City public defenders during a week-long intensive workshop on the fundamentals of trial advocacy, including opening and closing statements, voir dire, objections and cross-examination


Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Division, 2009 -2012

  • Handled an active case load (misdemeanors and felonies) from arraignment to trial; conducted trials, including voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross examination and closing arguments; wrote and argued motions; investigated cases


Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, NY Summer 2008

Summer Associate
United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania Spring 2008

Intern, Trial Chamber III
New York City Law Department, New York, NY Summer 2007

Summer Honors Intern, Appeals Division

LANGUAGES
Spanish (fluent)
Directory: wp-content -> uploads -> 2015
2015 -> Tropicana Evansville Project 21 2016 Poster/Essay/Video Scholarship Application
2015 -> Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law a two-year LL. M. (Master of Law) Program about the school
2015 -> Nujs law review & ficci symposium on privacy, free speech and technology event Transcripts
2015 -> Current affairs for upcoming ibps po exam
2015 -> 1st Quarter
2015 -> Essay Tittle, Times New Roman, Size 16 Author(s)
2015 -> Private Scholarships local may have to cut and paste some sites into your browser
2015 -> Charting a course to Medical School: The amsa map for Success
2015 -> The Tenth Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference
2015 -> Syllabus for the session: 2015 – 16 class: XI english language

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