Twinette Johnson Named Dean of the Saint Louis University School of Law

Twinette Johnson has been named dean of the Saint Louis University School of Law in Missouri. She will assume her new position on July 1.

Dr. Johnson’s new appointment marks a return to Saint Louis University, where she first began her career in academia. She started out as an associate professor of legal writing, eventually serving as associate director of bar preparation programs and interim director of student activities and leadership. After her initial tenure with Saint Louis University, she went on to serve as an associate professor of law and director of academic success at Southern Illinois University. For the past seven years, Dr. Johnson has been with the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, holding leadership positions such as interim dean, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of academic success.

In addition to her academic background, Dr. John has an extensive background practicing law in both public and private secotrs. She previously clerked for the Missouri Supreme Court with Judge W. Duane Benton. Earlier in her career, she was an associate attorney with Shearman and Sterling, LLP in New York.

Dr. Johnson is a two-time graduate of Saint Louis University where she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and a Ph.D. in public and social policy. She received her juris doctorate from Tulane University in Louisiana.

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