Darin E. Johnson
Attorney-Adviser U.S. State Department Legal Adviser’s Office, Office of United Nations Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Yale; J.D., Harvard
B.A., Yale College; J.D., Harvard Law School. Professor Johnson is an attorney-adviser in the Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser. He is currently...Continue Reading
B.A., Yale College; J.D., Harvard Law School. Professor Johnson is an attorney-adviser in the Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser. He is currently assigned to the Legal Adviser's Office of United Nations Affairs, where he advises the Bureau of International Organizations on United Nations-related legal issues. During 2007, he served as the Embassy Legal Adviser at the US Embassy in Baghdad. In this position, he advised the US Ambassador to Iraq and other senior State Department officials on a wide range of legal and foreign policy issues. In carrying out his responsibilities, he worked closely with members of the Iraqi government, the United Nations, foreign missions, and the US military. From 2004 through 2006, Darin was assigned to the Legal Adviser's Office of Political Military Affairs group, where he specialized in the area of defense trade. Professor Johnson has been awarded the Department of State's Superior Honor Award twice for his work advising on United Nations affairs (2009) and his service to the US Embassy in Iraq (2007).
Prior to his work with the State Department, Professor Johnson spent four years as an attorney in the Secretary of the Army, Office of the General Counsel Honors Program at the Pentagon. In this position, he provided counsel to senior civilian and military leaders of the Army Secretariat on civil works, administrative, and international law matters. For his service, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Award, and the Army Chief of Staff Badge.
Professor Johnson has been recognized by Harvard Law School with the Irving R. Kaufman Public Interest Fellowship (2000), the Samuel Heyman Fellowship for Public Service (2000), and the Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship (2004).