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Lori Twomey, J.D.

Professor of Legal Writing

Director of Legal Writing


Lori Twomey is a Tulsa native, first-generation college graduate, passionate public education advocate, and lover of music, photography, and travel. Twomey graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in journalism and broadcasting (Phi Kappa Phi) and from the University of Houston College of Law with a J.D. (magna cum laude). While in law school, she was a decorated brief writer and oralist on the moot court team, she was awarded membership into the National Order of the Barristers, and she served as an editor on the Houston Journal of International Law.

After law school, Twomey was a successful civil litigator and appellate attorney, spending time at prominent law firms including Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP. For a decade, she was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Law, where she taught lawyering skills and strategy, legal drafting (drafting contracts and legislation), pre-trial litigation, and procedure II (Texas civil procedure). Before moving back to Tulsa, she served as a school board trustee for one of the largest school districts in the United States.

Twomey joined The University of Tulsa College of Law in 2021 and is currently serving as the director of the law school’s legal writing program. In addition to teaching the two first-year legal writing courses and the second-year appellate advocacy course, Twomey advises the Board of Advocates, the student chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Christian Legal Society, and she coaches the health law and military law moot court teams.


  • J.D., University of Houston
  • B.S., Journalism and Broadcasting, Oklahoma State University