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Domestic Violence: Causes, Prevention and Advocacy

Margaret Johnson

Margaret E. Johnson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She teaches the Family Law Clinic, where the student attorneys represent clients in domestic violence protective orders, long-term family law matters, which often include issues of domestic violence, and engages in systemic advocacy in the area of domestic violence. Professor Johnson also teaches Property. Professor Johnson’s scholarship focuses on issues relating to domestic violence and feminist legal theory. Her articles include Balancing Liberty, Dignity and Safety: The Impact of Domestic Violence Lethality Screening, 32 Cardozo Law Review 519 (2010) and Redefining Harm, Reimagining Remedies and Reclaiming Domestic Violence Law, 42 U.C. Davis Law Review 1107 (2009). Professor Johnson is Co-Director of the Center on Applied Feminism, which works to apply the insights of feminist legal theory to legal practice and policy. Last year, the Center led a coalition that successfully lobbied the Maryland General Assembly for legislation that provides rental housing protection for persons subjected to domestic violence. Prior to joining the UB faculty, Professor Johnson directed the Domestic Violence Clinic 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; and clerked for federal judge the Honorable Hector M. Laffitte, United States District Court, District of Puerto Rico.

 

 


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