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Margaret E. Johnson

Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore

I joined the University of Baltimore School of Law faculty in 2006. My scholarship focuses on issues relating to sexual harassment, domestic violence, feminist legal theory, and clinical legal theory, and my articles have been published in the U.C. Davis Law Review, the B.Y.U. Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and the Temple Law Review, among others. I am a contributor to the Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of United States Supreme Court Opinions book. I am also co-author of the book Lawyers, Clients & Narrative: A Framework for Law Students and Practitioners. I was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law School during the 2012-2013 academic year. Prior to joining the UB faculty, I directed the Domestic Violence Clinic and taught Sex-Based Discrimination at the Washington College of Law, American University; was an employment discrimination litigator, with a special focus on sexual harassment law, at the D.C. firms of Terris, Pravlik & Wagner, Kalijarvi, Chuzi & Newman and the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; was a Georgetown Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow; clerked for the Hon. Hector M. Laffitte in the United States District Court, District of Puerto Rico; and served as articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. I teach family law, feminist legal theory, and a law clinic where students represent low-income clients in domestic violence and family law matters. I co-direct the Center on Applied Feminism, which applies the insights of feminist legal theory to legal practice and policy. I have had a leadership role in many feminist organizations and projects, including the Advisory Panel for the Feminist Judgments book series and the Board of Directors of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland. I have received several awards and recognitions, including the 2017 UB Law Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Faculty Member award; being named among the Top 25 Women Professors in Maryland in 2013; the 2012 USM Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Public Service; and Professor of the Year by the UB Women's Bar Association in 2011 and 2008. I am a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.


  • –present
    Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore


  • 1993 
    University of Wisconsin, J.D./Law