Professor Kanika Johar joined Albany Law School in September 2020 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She teaches Introduction to Lawyering. Since 2018, Professor Johar has also offered instruction to Albany Law School graduates preparing for the Uniform Bar Examination.
Professor Johar is a matrimonial and family law attorney with O’Brien & Wood, PLLC in Albany, New York. Her practice area focuses on the litigation, as well as negotiation, of separation, divorce, custody, child support, and spousal support.
Previously, Professor Johar served as a Senior Counsel with the New York Board of Law Examiners. As Senior Counsel, she developed questions for the New York Law Exam, prepared and presented cases for administrative disciplinary hearings, analyzed applications and appeals for test accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and determined eligibility of applicants for admission to the bar examination in compliance with the rules of the Court of Appeals. Prior to her employment with the Board of Law Examiners, Professor Johar served as a Confidential Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene F. Pigott at the New York Court of Appeals. As a law clerk, she drafted bench memoranda; summarized cases prior to oral argument; assisted in drafting the Court’s opinions, dissents, or concurrences; and reviewed civil motions for leave to appeal and criminal leave applications.
Before attending law school, Professor Johar worked as a Healthcare Representative for Pfizer, Inc. Professor Johar’s undergraduate degree is in Biology.