Knut Johnson

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD, 1986, University of San Diego
  • BS, 1980, Tulane University

Professional Experience

As a state bar certified specialist in criminal law, Johnson has represented small and large companies, physicians, lawyers and others who have been charged with a variety of crimes ranging from violent felonies to complex white collar and regulatory offences.

Professor Johnson teaches Criminal Procedure II.

Honors and Affiliations

Johnson graduated from law school cum laude. In both 2006 and 2014, he received the E. Stanley Conant Award from the Defenders Organizations of San Diego for his dedication to indigent defense, and in 2010 and 2011, Super Lawyers named him one of the top ten attorneys in San Diego. A member of the University of San Diego School of Law’s Law Alumni Board of Directors since 2008, Johnson is the board’s 2015 -16 president.