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Claire Johnson Raba

Assistant Professor of Law


Building & Room:



300 S. State Street

Office Phone:

(312) 386-2805


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Claire Johnson Raba is a 2023-24 American Bar Foundation / JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar. Professor Johnson Raba’s scholarship focuses on access to civil justice and the impact of the civil legal system on low-income borrowers and their communities. At the intersection of big data, emerging legal technologies, consumer protection, and racial and social justice, her research is directed at substantively improving the experiences of self-represented litigants in state court. Prior to joining academia, Professor Johnson Raba was a legal aid civil litigator representing low-income consumers in state, federal, and bankruptcy court.

Professor Johnson Raba has taught as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of California, Irvine School of Law Consumer Law Clinic and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings). She holds a B.A. cum laude in political science from California State University East Bay, a J.D. with a public interest concentration from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco and was an Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP.

Professor Johnson Raba is an affiliated researcher with the University of California, Irvine School of Law and a co-Principal Investigator with the Debt Collection Lab, a project of Princeton University. She is the 2023-25 chair of the Equal Justice Works Alumni Advisory Council and serves on the Legal Services Corporation Civil Court Data Initiative Advisory Working Group.

Professor Johnson Raba teaches Civil Procedure, Consumer Law, and courses on using legal technology to solve access to justice problems.

Claire Johnson Raba is admitted to the State Bar of California and Illinois and to the Northern and Central District of California District and Bankrtuptcy Courts.