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Twinette Johnson

Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support


Courses Taught:

527 - Agency and Partnership
609 - Current Developments in American Law: Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies
501A & B - Professionalism and the Law


Professor Johnson directs the School of Law’s Academic Success program.

Prior to joining the School of Law faculty in 2011, Professor Johnson was an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Saint Louis University School of Law. There, she taught Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy and Advanced Legal Analysis and Skills. 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 & 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.

Her research interests include education access and learning theory models in legal education.
Professor Johnson earned her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and her B.A. in English Literature from Saint Louis University.

Twinette Johnson




Room 230
Lesar Law Building
Mailcode 6804
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 536-8463