Conrad Johnson

Conrad Johnson is a Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He joined the Law School faculty in 1989 after two years as an assistant professor at the City University of New York School of Law and after several years as the attorney-in-charge of the Harlem neighborhood office of The Legal Aid Society.

Johnson served as Director of Clinical Education at Columbia Law School from 1992 to 1996. He co-founded, and for eleven years directed, the Law School’s Fair Housing Clinic, which specialized in civil rights litigation. He is the co-creator of the Law School’s first distance-learning offering, the Seminar in Race-Conscious Remedies, and co-created, with Lecturer in Law Brian Donnelly, the Law School’s first e-course, “The Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession.”

In 2001, he co-founded the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, a path-breaking offering that explores the impact of technology on law practice and the profession through client work and collaborative projects with major public interest legal organizations and prominent jurists.

Johnson is recognized nationally as a leader in innovative legal education, access to justice, technology in law practice, and diversity in legal education. He is the 2013 recipient of the Law School’s Willis L.M. Reese Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Brian Donnelly

Brian Donnelly is a Lecturer in Law and the Director of Educational Technology at Columbia Law School. He began his career at Columbia in the early 1990s working on a large-scale digital library initiative. Prior to that he was an attorney in private practice in Stamford, Conn.

He helped to found the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at Columbia Law School in 2001. He has collaborated for many years with Professors Conrad Johnson and Mary Zulack on lawyering, technology, and access to justice projects.

As the director of Educational Technology, he is responsible for managing CourseWorks and curriculum-based technology initiatives at the Law School.

He has been active in the American Bar Association law practice division. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and served as a member of the Westlaw Law School Advisory Board 2009-2011.

Mr. Donnelly received his B.A. from Boston College, J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and M.S. from Columbia University.

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