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About Twinette Johnson

Professor Johnson is a Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. She also directs the School of Law’s Academic Success program.
Prior to joining the School of Law faculty in 2017, Professor Johnson was an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Academic Success Program at Southern Illinois University School of Law. There, she taught Agency and Partnership, Introduction to Commercial Law, Higher Education and Democracy (a writing seminar), Lawyering Skills, Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies (a bar exam readiness course) and Professionalism and the Law.
Professor Johnson also served on the faculty of Saint Louis University School of Law as an Associate Professor of Legal Writing. In that position, she taught Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy and Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies. Professor Johnson also served as the Associate Director of Bar Exam Preparation while there. In addition, she served as a faculty member in Saint Louis University’s Summer Institute program where she taught Legal Skills and Contracts.
Professor Johnson’s previous professional experience includes a clerkship on the Missouri Supreme Court with Judge W. Duane Benton. She also held a position as an associate attorney with Shearman and Sterling, LLP, a New York based law firm. There, she practiced in the Bank Finance group where she represented financial institutions and corporations in investment grade and noninvestment grade financing transactions.
Professor Johnson’s research interests include higher education access policy and learning theory models in legal education.
Professor Johnson earned her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, J.D. from Tulane University School of Law, and her B.A. in English Literature from Saint Louis University.


Present Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Academic Success
  • Bar Success
  • Commercial Law


B.A., Saint Louis University
J.D., Tulane University ‐ School of Law
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Contact Information

(202) 274-5501