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Dawn Johnsen

Maurer School of Law

Expert Bio

Dawn Johnson is the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. She served in the U.S. Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, including as the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, which provides legal advice to the attorney general, president and executive branch agencies. From 1988 to 1993, she was legal director of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. She serves on the board of the Guttmacher Institute, a leading sexual and reproductive health research and policy organization, and on the academic advisory board of the American Constitution Society.

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional law, presidential power, civil rights/civil liberties, First Amendment.

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