Kendea Johnson

Visiting Instructor, Criminal Defense Clinic


J.D., 2004, City University of New York School of Law

B.A., 1998, Tufts University

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law


Kendea Johnson co-teaches the Criminal Defense Clinic with Professor Jonathan Oberman. She has been co-teaching the clinic since 2013, helping to design curriculum based on New York State Criminal Law and Procedure for a seminar that meets twice a week. In addition to teaching the seminar, she supervises students in all aspects of their representation of people accused of non-felonies in criminal court.

Prior to joining the criminal defense clinic at Cardozo, Johnson was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan.

She has co-authored three published pieces with Jonathan Oberman: Cardozo Law Review, "Underbelly of the Beast: Misdemeanor Practice in the Era of Broken Windows and Saturation Policing" (February 2016); Cardozo Law Review, "The Never-ending Tale of Racism and Inequality in the Era of Broken Windows" (February 2016); New York Law Journal, "The Limits of the Liang Conviction" (March 9, 2016).

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