Johanna K.P. Dennis

Dr. Johanna K.P. DennisDistinguished Lecturer
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Dr. Johanna Dennis teaches Legal Communication & Research II at the College of Law.

Dennis brings several years of law school experiences to the College, including directing an upper-level legal writing curriculum and teaching first-year legal writing, immigration, intellectual property, contracts, and civil procedure. As a legal writing director, Dennis developed courses and instructional methods, mentored and taught students and colleagues, and managed a diverse moot court program. As a professor, she created and supervised an immigration externship program, developed and taught immigration-focused and intellectual property-focused legal writing curricula, and supervised students in pro bono research projects. In private practice, she has represented numerous clients in immigration benefits cases and removal proceedings before federal agencies. Dennis’s major research projects involve the intersection of higher education and immigration policies, and the impact of intellectual property on access to health care and medicine.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Rutgers University, a J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, a Master of Arts in Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Trident University College of Education.

Dennis is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (inactive), and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Attorney. She also holds a Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.