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Greg Johnson

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Professor of Law, Director of Legal Writing Program

JD, Notre Dame Law School, 1985;
AB, Cornell University, 1982

Phone: 802-831-1284


Professor Greg Johnson is an expert in legal writing, sexual orientation and the law, and appellate advocacy. The courses he has taught at Vermont Law School include Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Dispute Resolution, and Sexual Orientation and the Law.

Professor Johnson earned an AB degree from Cornell University in 1982 and a JD degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1985. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked with the Alaska Superior Court and served as staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor in New Orleans. He was a legal research and writing instructor at St. Louis University School of Law from 1987 to 1988 and at the University of Oregon School of Law from 1988 to 1992. He served as law clerk with the Alaska Supreme Court from 1992 to 1993 and from 1995 to 1996 and as senior court counsel with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau from 1993 to 1995. In 1996, he became an associate specializing in Native Alaskan law with the firm of Middleton & Timme in Anchorage. Professor Johnson served as special counsel to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau from 1997 to 2007. He joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 1997. He has made numerous presentations across the nation on lesbian and gay civil rights issues. He testified before both houses of the Vermont Legislature when it considered the civil unions bill in 2000 and the landmark marriage equality bill in 2009.