Twinette L. Johnson
Professor of Law
Director, Academic Success Program
B.A. Saint Louis University; J.D. Tulane University; Ph.D. Saint Louis University
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.
Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies (co-authored textbook on bar exam preparation), Wolters Kluwer Law Publishers (2019).
In the Room Where it Happens: Including the “Public’s Will” in Judicial Review of Agency Action, 72 Ark. L. Rev. 469 (2019).
Reimagining Accountability: A Move Toward Re-Entrenching the Higher Education Act, 28 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 35 (2017).
50,000 Voices Can’t Be Wrong, But Courts Might Be: How Chevron’s Existence Contributes to Retrenching the Higher Education Act, 103 Ky. L.J. 65 (2014-2015).
Going Back to the Drawing Board: Re-Entrenching the Higher Education Act to Restore Its Historical Policy of Access, Invited submission – Symposium, 45 U. Tol. L. Rev. 543 (2014); reprinted in the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance Monograph Series (invited submission) http://www.law.uh.edu/ihelg/series.asp (2014).
“Workshop on Academic Support – Discussion Group: Academic Support and Bar Prep Professionals: Finding Status in the Legal Academy,” Panelist, South East Association of Law Schools (SEALS), August 2019, Boca Raton, Florida.
“Workshop on Legal Writing- Teaching Writing as Resistance,” Panelist, South East Association of Law Schools (SEALS), August 2019, Boca Raton, Florida.
“Your Future is So Bright, You Have to Wear Shades: Developing A Plan for Sustained Professional Growth from the Start,” Co-Presenter, Association of Academic Support Educators, May 2019, Seattle, Washington.
“Technology and The Commons,” Co-Presenter, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop, December 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Persuasive Comment Writing: Connecting with the Administrative Process and Policy Advocacy,” Moderator, South East Association of Law Schools (SEALS), August 2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Academic Support: Barriers and Pathways to Advising II,” Co-Presenter, Association of Academic Support Educators, May 2017, Fort Worth, Texas.
“Having Trouble Writing the First Draft of Your Article? Make A Poster Instead!,” Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop, December 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana.
“Academic Support: Barriers and Pathways to Advising,” Co-Presenter, Association of Academic Support Educators, May 2016, New York, New York.
“The Commons,” Co-Presenter, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop, December 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.
“Seeing But Not Seeing: Ending The Panoptic Trend In Higher Education Regulation,” (invited to apply and accepted as a participant), Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance Workshop Learning, May 2015, Houston, Texas.
“50,000 Voices Can’t Be Wrong, But Courts Might Be: How Chevron’s Existence Contributes To Retrenching The Higher Education Act,” Panelist, selected from a call for papers, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Education Law Section, The Higher Education Act at 50 panel, January 2015, Washington, D.C.
“Going Back to the Drawing Board: Re-Entrenching The Higher Education Act to Restore Its Historical Policy of Access,” Invited Panelist, The University of Toledo Law Review Symposium, From Kindergarten to College: Brainstorming Solutions to Modern Issues in Education Law – Equal Access? An Analysis of Affirmative Action in Higher Education panel, October 2013, Toledo, Ohio.
“Assessing and Evaluating Bar Support Programs,” Invited Co-Presenter, Association of Academic Support Educators, May 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Many Hands Make Balanced Work: Establishing a Culture of Balance in Academic Support Work by Securing, Leveraging and Maximizing Resources Across the Curriculum,” Co-Poster Presenter, Academic Support Section, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), January 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.
“Counseling Students on Academic and Non-Academic Issues,” Invited Panelist, Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Academic Assistance Training Workshop, June 2012, Denver, Colorado.
“Curricular Reform Efforts that Support Outcome Measurements,” Invited Co-Presenter, Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Workshop Conference, February 2012, Memphis, Tennessee.
“Going Beyond the Good and the Bad: Using Current Events to Interest and Motivate Students to Further Develop Policy Arguments In Upper Level Writing Courses,” Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, March 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Pursuing a Curriculum that Promotes a Cycle of Learning throughout Law School and Practice,” Co-Presenter, New York Academic Support Conference, April 2011, Brooklyn, New York.