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Randall K. Johnson Joins Mississippi College Law Faculty

July 25, 2014

Chicago native Randall K. Johnson recently joined the faculty at the Mississippi College School of Law.

A 2012 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Johnson, 36, will teach classes in torts and local government law on the campus in downtown Jackson.

Johnson served with the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law the past two years. He received the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Earl Warren Legal Training Scholarship from 2010 to 2012.

Johnson comes highly recommended to the full-time MC Law faculty as an assistant professor.

“He stood out during our search process and was the overwhelming choice of our faculty,” said MC Law Dean Jim Rosenblatt. “He brings a wealth of educational and practical experience to the podium and is interested in reaching out to the community.”

Johnson, he said, “will provide our law students with top-notch teaching.”

The Illinois native earned his bachelor of arts degree in Latin American Studies, Social Science and Spanish at the University of Michigan in 2000. He received a master of urban planning degree at New York University in 2006, and a master of science in development studies at the London School of Economics in England in 2003.

Johnson worked in the public sector for most of his professional career. The Jackson resident has served as a Law Fellow, economic consultant, public policy advocate and legislative aide. The law professor noted he comes from a long line of public servants, including his mother and sister working for public schools and his father serving in the military.

“I am excited about joining MC Law, due to the school’s commitment to the overall development of its students,” Johnson said. “I also look forward to exploring Jackson.”


Photo: MC Law professor Randall K. Johnson

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