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Andrea L. Johnson

Andrea L. Johnson

Professor of Law Emerita

Faculty Emeriti


Professor Andrea L. Johnson is a true pioneer in leveraging technology to improve legal education. She served as director of California Western’s Center for Intellectual Property, Technology, and Telecommunications Law, and was the first non-scientist summer faculty member at NASA’s Lewis Research Center, where she helped create a system that integrated technology into math and science curricula for middle and high school students. Johnson also created and taught the first distance-learning course at an American law school in 1996—using videoconferencing to connect two campuses and three outside sites—and founded the Trademark Law Clinic.

  • JD Harvard University
  • BA Howard University [magna cum laude, political science]
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Planning
  • Telecommunications Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Land Use


  • Andrea L. Johnson, Transborder Licensing: A New Frontier for Job Creation, 13 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 103 (2010).

Book Reviews

  • Andrea L. Johnson, 5 Surveillance and Society 92 (2008),  (reviewing Whitfield Diffie & Susan Landau, Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption (Updated and Expanded Edition) (2007)).

Book Chapter

  • Andrea L. Johnson, Fulfilling Your Destiny, in It’s Harder in Heels: Essays by Women Lawyers Achieving Work-Life Balance 51 (Jacquelyn Hersh Slotkin & Samantha Slotkin Goodman eds., 2007).