Johanne graduated with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Bergen and a LL.M. degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At UC Hastings she took a LL.M. specialization in Dispute Resolution and Legal Process, and as part of the specialization Johanne was a mediator in San Francisco Small Claims Court. During her LL.M. studies she wrote a comparative analysis of the small claims proceedings in California and Norway, and a comparative anslyisis of whether metadata is considered personal data in Norway and in the US. Further, Johanne has been a trainee in Schjødt, Harris, and the Norwegian Gaming Authority.