Pro Tem Instructor
Course: Human Rights, Law, and Culture
Bern Johnson is the Executive Director of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (www.elaw.org). Bern was the first Staff Attorney at ELAW before assuming the position of Executive Director in 1993. His work to protect the environment has taken him to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Europe, and Central and South America. Prior to joining ELAW, Bern practiced law in Seattle. He was President of the Environmental Law Society at Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Before attending law school, Bernworked on environmental issues in the U.S. Congress as a Legislative Assistant to Representative James Weaver. The Harvard Law Bulletin, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Grist, the Revelator, and Christian Science Monitor have reported on Bern's work with ELAW.