Mary Cate O'Brien
Advocacy Program Administration
David M. Johnson
Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs; Professorial Lecturer in Law
As assistant dean for pro bono & advocacy programs, David M. Johnson administers the law school’s pro bono program in which students volunteer their talents to various legal entities benefiting the poor and the public interest. He also oversees the Law School’s advocacy programs by advising the three Skills Boards (Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution), overseeing fourteen on-campus competitions, and coaching/assisting students with numerous off-campus competitions throughout the world. Dean Johnson teaches or has taught the following courses at GW Law: ADR Competition, Commercial Paper, Introduction to Advocacy, Law Students in Court, Legal Drafting, Legal Research and Writing, Mock Trial Competition, and Moot Court.
When not busy stressing about everything he oversees, he likes to spend his free time rooting for the Washington Redskins (even when they lose).