Lisa Johnson

Articling Student

Lisa Johnson has an undergraduate degree in Honours English – Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo and worked in arts and entertainment as a publicist, writer, and music booker before turning to the law.

While earning her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, Ms. Johnson was a volunteer and then a student case worker for the Osgoode Hall Innocence Project, during which time she drafted a leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada and investigated cases of alleged wrongful convictions. Ms. Johnson was honoured to work for Professor Alan Young as a Research Assistant, writing facta and completing applications for ministerial review to the Minister of Justice. Ms. Johnson was selected to represent Osgoode Hall at the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association Cup. While participating in the Criminal Law Intensive Program, she completed a placement at the Crown Law Office – Criminal. In addition to being an Osgoode Hall Ambassador, Ms. Johnson volunteered her time to the Transnational Human Rights Review, CLASP (Community & Legal Aid Services Programme), OutLaws, the Entertainment & Sports Law Association, and the Osgoode Peer Support Centre, as well as to the organizations Flip Your Wig For Justice and Out on Bay Street. Ms. Johnson is a student member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.

Ms. Johnson can be reached by email at or telephone at 416.729.2913.