Faculty

Peter A. Joy

Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law; Director, Criminal Justice Clinic

Education

A.B., 1974, Youngstown State University
J.D. 1977, Case Western Reserve University

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Assistant

Dorothy Campbell -  (314) 935-7964

Phone / Email

Phone(314) 935-6445
Email: joy@wulaw.wustl.edu 

Office

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 587

Courses Taught

Criminal Justice Clinic
Trial
Legal Profession
Comparative Ethics Seminar

Profile

Professor Peter A. Joy is well known for his work in clinical legal education, legal ethics, and trial practice. As director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, he supervises student-lawyers who provide direct legal representation to clients and work with experienced public defenders on criminal matters. In addition to his clinical work and teaching, Professor Joy has written extensively and presented nationally and internationally on clinical legal education, legal ethics, lawyer and judicial professionalism, and access to criminal justice issues. He served as Vice Dean from 2010 to 2012, and was the inaugural director of the law school’s Trial & Advocacy Program from 2002 to 2006. Professor Joy is a recipient of the Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Pincus Award for outstanding contribution to clinical legal education. He currently is a member of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar's Accreditation Committee; executive committee member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Professional Responsibility Section, which he chaired in 2011; former chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education; a board member of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT); former president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA); and former member of the Board of Editors of the Clinical Law Review from 2005-2011. He is a contributing editor of ABA Criminal Justice where he co-authors an ethics column. Before becoming a law professor, he was of counsel at Meckler & Meckler in Cleveland, Ohio, and he started his legal career as National Co-Director for the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC) in Atlanta, Georgia.