Nancy P. JohnsonAssociate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law
Nancy Johnson joined the College of Law Library in 1982 where she is responsible for the overall management of the Law Library. Since 1983, Johnson has taught legal research to first year students and since 1988, she has taught a seminar in advanced legal research techniques. From 1989-2003, Johnson taught law librarianship in the Clark Atlanta University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.
Johnson has authored several books and articles on legal research and law library management. Her Legal Research Exercise book (with Susan Phillips, West) is now in its 10th edition. Her article on Researching Georgia Law (with Beth Adelman and Nan Adams) that appeared in the Georgia State University Law Review, remains a popular teaching tool. In 2007, she coauthored Georgia Legal Research with Beth Adelman and Nan Adams (Carolina Academic Press). In addition, in 2009, she co-authored a book chapter titled Georgia Practice Materials with Ron Wheeler. She continues to update her work on Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories, which is now on HeinOnline. In 2008, along with Ron Wheeler and Terrance Manion, she co-authored the article, “Choosing the Top Candidate.” In 2009, she authored “What First Year Law Students Should Learn in a Legal Research Class.” This article won the 2010 AALL Academic Law Libraries Outstanding Article Award. She is the author of three CALI lessons on Researching Federal Legislative History, Georgia Primary Materials, and Georgia Secondary Material.
Johnson served as a member of the American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board, President of the Southeastern Law Library Association, President of the Consortium of Southeastern Law Libraries, and President of the Atlanta Law Libraries Association. She has been a member of several ABA Site Evaluation Teams. She received the CALI Excellence in Service Award, the SEAALL Service Award, and the AALL Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Libraries.
Prior to joining GSU, Johnson worked as a reference library at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Illinois Law Library.
E-mail: njohnson@@E R A S Egsu.edu
Phone: (404) 413-9140
Fax: (404) 413-9144
Courses Taught: Advanced Legal Research, Legal Bibliography