Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Lydia D. Johnson
Associate (Tenured) Professor of Law


Phone: (713) 313-7004
Email: lydia.johnson@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 2011.

Education:
B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 1984
J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX 1987

Courses Taught
Criminal Trial Practice
Criminal Externship
Criminal Law Clinic
Judicial Externship

Biographical Information

  • Associate Professor (Tenured), Clinical Legal Studies Program, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (2015-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Legal Studies Program, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (2011-2015)
  • Director, Criminal Law Clinic, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (2006-2012)
  • Clinical Instructor, Criminal Law Clinic, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (2000-2011)
  • Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of Houston, Houston, TX (1997-Present)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston, TX (1988-1996)

Select Publications

  • Juvenile Sex Offenders: Should They Go to School with Your Children or Should We Create a Pedophile Academy Fall 2018 The University of Toledo Law Review
  • •What Does Justice Have to Do with Interpreters in the Jury Room? Summer 2016
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • •. “The Politics of the Bail System... What’s the Price of Freedom” Fall 2015 St. Mary’s Law Journal 
  •  • Lydia D. Johnson, “The Illusion of a Second Chance: Expunctions versus the Law School and State Bar Application Process,” 9 Florida A&M University Law Review 1 (2013).
  • • Lydia D. Johnson, “Guilty or Innocent? Just Take a Look at My Brain – Analyzing the Nexus Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Criminal Responsibility”, 37 Southern University Law Review 25 (2009).
  • • Lydia D. Johnson, “What Effect Will Yarborough v. Alvarado Have On Texas Law Enforcement Interrogation of Suspect Minors”, 30 Thurgood Marshall Law Review 409 (2005).

Presentations

  • • MoModerator, Criminal Justice From Within: The Role of the Prosecutor (Fall 2018)
  • •Invited Speaker, TMSL Orientation- Meditation and Mindfulness- How to Cope with Stress (Fall 2018
  • •Panelist, National Association of Law Students Association Professionals: Mindfulness in the Law for Stressed Out Law Students (Spring  2018)
  • • Plenary Speaker, TRIO Upward Bound Leadership Conference: The What, Why and How of Building a Mindful Culture: Can We Talk? (Spring 2018)
  • • Invited Speaker - Special Recognition, The Jerome M. KaramMoot Court Naming Ceremony (Spring 2017) 
    •Invited Speaker, Press Conference with Harris County District Attorney DA Kim Ogg YouTube October (Fall  2017)
  • • Keynote Speaker, TRIO Upward Bound Leadership Conference “Let’s Have a Conversation about Jury Selection”(Spring 2015)
  • •Presentation, Galveston College Lecture Series Guilty or Innocent Just Take a Look at My Brain, Analyzing the Nexus between Traumatic Brain Injury and Criminal Responsibility  ( Spring 2016)

Affiliations

  • Texas A&M Alumni
  • Legal Aid Clinic, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX
  • National Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association



 

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