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Jasmine J. Johnson

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor
Staff Attorney, Federal Defender Program

Email: jhenderson.law@gmail.com


Jasmine Johnson is a staff attorney in the Federal Defender Program in the Northern District of Illinois, where she specializes in criminal defense, criminal appeals, grand jury investigations, and complex litigation. Her prior experience includes employment with the Federal Defender’s Office in the Western District of Louisiana as a research and writing specialist, the Caddo Parish Public Defender’s Officer as an assistant public defender, and the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal as a staff attorney and law clerk.

Jasmine holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Claflin University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Southern University. She received her JD from Southern University Law Center, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Gender & Poverty and as a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow.


BA, magna cum laude, Claflin University, 2005
MPA, Southern University, 2011
JD, Southern University Law Center, 2012

Program Areas

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