Dawn Johnsen

Law professor, Appointee

1961 –


Who is Dawn Johnsen?

Dawn Elizabeth Johnsen is an American lawyer and professor of Constitutional law, who is currently on the faculty at Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked at the Office of Legal Counsel in the United States Department of Justice from 1993 to 1998 and served as acting Assistant Attorney General from 1997 to 1998; she was twice nominated to the post in the Obama Administration. Johnsen's first nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in March 2009 in a party line vote, but was not acted on by the full Senate before it recessed at the end of 2009. Obama then renominated her to the post on January 20, 2010 but on April 9, 2010, Johnsen withdrew her name from consideration.

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Aug 14, 1961
United States of America
Also known as
  • Dawn Elizabeth Johnsen
  • United States of America
  • Yale Law School
  • Yale University
  • Carle Place High School
  • Yale College
  • Assistant Attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice

on July 23, 2013


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