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Law Professor Picked to Lead National Womenís Legal Organization

A law professor at Oklahoma City University was elected chairwoman of the American Association of Law Schoolsí (AALS) section on Women in Legal Education.

Danne L. Johnson, associate professor of law, was elected to the position during the AALS annual meeting held this month in San Francisco.

The organizationís Women in Legal Education section is the largest in the AALS with more than 1,700 members. Its purpose includes providing information to members about integrating women and womenís concerns into the legal profession, and to make curriculum recommendations to law school administrators while encouraging them to help more women earn their law degrees.

Johnsonís primary expertise is in Federal Securities law. She worked for six years in the enforcement division at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City before becoming an attorney for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. She has been a professor at OCU since 2003. She earned her juris doctorate at George Washington University.

The AALS, formed in 1900, is a nonprofit educational association of 171 law schools representing more than 10,000 law faculty members in the United States. It seeks to improve the legal profession via improvements in legal education.