He was located at the Episcopal orphanage. During the stay in the seminary he edited some literary magazines, and fought against germanization. He left the seminary on 17 February 1862.
In October 1863 he entered as a regular student into the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law.
He passed all the exams in regular period with highest grades. In July 1867 Lorković successfully finished his four-year study of law science.
He replaces his beletristic work with scientific and educational at the Juridical Academy and similar associations. The most important Lorković"s scientific work is Počela političke ekonomije ili nauke obćega gospodarstva, which was published by Matica Hrvatska in 1889 in the context of a series of publications for the Croatian dealers.
He served as a rector of the University of Zagreb in the academic year 1883/1884.