Vida Johnson is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown law, where she co-directs the Criminal Justice Clinic. She is also the co-Director of the E. Barrett Prettyman Program, a post-graduate training program for aspiring public defenders. She is a graduate of NYU Law School and the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating law school, she was an E. Barrett Prettyman fellow at Georgetown Law. After her time as a fellow, she was a public defender in Washington DC, where she handled serious cases. She also supervised public defenders there. Prof. Johnson writes about criminal procedure, policing and race.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Vida B. Johnson, Whom Do Prosecutors Protect?, 104 B.U. L. Rev. 289-344 (2024). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [SSRN]
Yael Cannon & Vida B. Johnson, Advancing Racial Justice through Civil and Criminal Academic Medical-Legal Partnerships, 30 Clinical L. Rev. 29-63 (2023). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Vida B. Johnson, White Supremacy from the Bench, 27 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 39-90 (2023). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Vida B. Johnson, White Supremacy’s Police Siege on the United States Capitol, 87 Brook. L. Rev. 557-607 (2022).
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Congressional Testimony

Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part IV): White Supremacy in Blue—The Infiltration of Local Police Departments: Hearing Before the Subcomm. of C.R. & C.L. of the H. Comm. on Oversight & Reform, 116th Cong., Sept. 29, 2020 (Statement of Vida B. Johnson) (CIS-No.: 2020-H601-2013215).