Johanna Dennis | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Johanna Dennis | School of Law | SIU



Johanna Dennis

Visiting Assistant Professor

Johanna Dennis

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 252

Phone: (618) 453-8758


Professor Dennis joined the faculty at SIU in 2013, where she teaches Torts and Lawyering Skills I.

She was previously a member of the law faculties at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Vermont Law School, Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and Florida A and M University College of Law, where she taught classes in Patent law, Intellectual Property law, Immigration law, Commercial Papers, Federal Courts, Law and Medicine: Bioethics, and Legal Research and Writing.

Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Dennis clerked for the Honorable William P. Gilroy (ret.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and she worked on civil service employment appeals with the State of New Jersey, Department of Personnel, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

Professor Dennis has practiced immigration law and researches in immigration law and patent law. She also serves as a Deputy Editor for the American Bar Association's Section of International Law - International Law News, and as Editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry.

Professor Dennis holds a J.D. from Temple University, a B.A. from Rutgers University, a M.S. in Biotechnology from The Johns Hopkins University, and a M.A.Ed. in Higher Education from Trident University. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



Lawyering Skills I