• Biographical Description

    • Scott Johns

      DU Bar Success Program and Academic Achievement Program

      Courses Taught:  Legal Analysis Strategies; Immigration Law; Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights; First Amendment Religious Issues; Summer & Winter Bar Success Program Workshops

      Previous Coures Taught: Intermediate Legal Analysis; Information Privacy Law; International Human Rights

      Professor of the Practice of Law

      Director, DU Bar Success Program

      Faculty Senator - University of Denver

      B.A., Miami University

      J.D., Colorado School of Law

      Scott Johns holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law (Order of the Coif), and his B.A. from Miami University in Mathematics & Statistics.

      Presently, Scott Johns serves as Director of the DU Bar Success Program and teaches courses on Legal Analysis Strategies, Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and First Amendment Religious Issues, and occassionally Immigration Law. Previously, he also taught courses on Intermediate Legal Analysis using privacy law cases.  In 2011, Scott Johns received two faculty awards: Outstanding Professor and Most Engaging Professor of the Year.

      Prior to Denver, Scott Johns helped to develop legal analysis curriculum for first-year law students, taught refresher workshops for bar examination students, and instructed legal analysis classes and advanced seminars on privacy law and international human rights laws at Whittier Law School as an Assistant Professor of Academic Support and also as Interim Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage.  

      In California, he also served as Director of the Academic Achievement Program & Bar Passage and Assistant Professor of Academic Achievement at Chapman University School of Law in Southern California. 

      Prior to academics, Scott Johns served as Assistant Chief Counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney’s tasked by the U.S. Department of Justice, in Denver, Colorado, where he provided legal advice to federal agents and successfully litigated several national security cases. Professor Johns also served as a law clerk for a federal judge located in Denver, Colorado.

      Scott Johns holds a flight safety and aircraft accident analysis certificate, and served as a pilot and flight safety officer in the U.S. Air Force and with Northwest Airlines (now merged with Delta Air Lines). In addition, he is currently a member of the International Society of Aircraft Accident Investigators.

      DU Bar Success Program


  • Teaching & Learning

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  • Comments & Thoughts

  • Bar Success Audio and Video Files

    • Bar Success Introduction
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    • Bar Success Panel Discussions with Alumni
    • Constitutional Analysis
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    • Criminal Law Analysis
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    • First Amendent Analysis
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    • Torts Analysis
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    • Contracts Analysis
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    • DU Bar Success Workshop Videos
    • Criminal Procedure MP3
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    • Reading Essays - The Criminal Trial & Con Law Es
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    • First Amendment Problem Solving.m4a
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    • P & I Clauses and DCC.mp3
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This portfolio last updated: 29-Dec-2015 3:41 PM