Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Professor of the Practice of Law

Director, DU Bar Success Program


Academic Achievement Program, DU Bar Success Program

Professional Biography

Professor Scott Johns holds a doctorate of jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Colorado School of Law (Order of the Coif), and his B.A. from Miami University in mathematics. Presently, Professor Johns serves as Director of the DU Bar Success Program and teaches courses on Intermediate Legal Analysis using privacy law cases, Legal Analysis Strategies, and Advanced Constitutional Law. Prior to the University of Denver, he developed 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. He also served as Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman University School of Law in Southern California. Prior to academics, Professor Johns served as Assistant Chief Counsel and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney's for the Department of Homeland Security, 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. Professor 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. In addition, he is currently a member of the International Society of Aircraft Accident Investigators.

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  • JD, University of Colorado, 1999
  • BA, Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University, 1980

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Bar License - State of Colorado
  • Attorney Admission - U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Flight Safety Officer Certification - University of Southern California
  • Air Safety Investigator - Member

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