University of Sussex, International Commercial Law LL.M., Distinction
University of Sussex, LL.B. (Hons)
Queen's University, B.A. (Hons) in History and Political Studies
Johnnie recently completed his International Commercial Law LL.M. at University of Sussex in England. His research on the law of international commercial transactions, transnational commercial law, comparative company law, and alternative dispute resolution brings eclectic perspectives to his current career in family law. Johnnie is deeply appreciative of Dr. Olufemi Amao and Dr. Maria Federica Moscati for their expertise and guidance through the completion of his dissertation, which can be found here.
In England, Johnnie helped conduct the program ‘CLOCK’ (Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele) at the Brighton Family Court. CLOCK seeks to address the Government of the United Kingdom's abolishment of legal aid for private family law in England and Wales by assisting parties that are unable to afford barristers or solicitors in family law actions. During the completion of his LLB, Johnnie also successfully represented Sussex Law School up to the Finals of England’s National Criminal Advocacy Competition. The competition is comprised of a series of pre-trial applications and mock trials that test students' knowledge of the law, case theory, arguments, presentation skills, and court etiquette.
Johnnie has a deep interest in alternative dispute resolution, international arbitration, and issues in access to justice. He undertakes to use these interests to embark on a legal career that encourages discourse and justice throughout the international community. In his spare time, Johnnie enjoys waterskiing, hockey, and music with friends and family.