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Thea Johnson
Thomas C. Grey Fellow


Thea Johnson joined Stanford Law School in 2012 as a Thomas C. Grey Fellow. Johnson’s research interests include comparative perspectives on criminal law with a focus on Latin America, as well as trends in domestic criminal justice, particularly in the area of Brady and prosecutorial ethics. At Stanford, Johnson teaches Legal Research and Writing and Federal Litigation. 
Previously, Johnson was an attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of The Legal Aid Society in New York City, where she litigated criminal cases from arraignment to trial. Before becoming an attorney at The Legal Aid Society, she was a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett fellow with Legal Aid.
Johnson graduated from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, she spent a semester working for Trial Chamber III at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.  Johnson received a degree  in History from Harvard College. Her honors thesis, "Rape and Radicalism" focused on the role of radical feminism in changing rape laws in the early part of the 1970s in New York. Her most recent piece, “Law & Order: Latin America” is forthcoming in the Fall 2013 issue of The World Policy Journal.