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.