Joy Re-Elected to SALT Board of Governors

Professor and Vice Dean Peter Joy has been re-elected to a second three-year term on the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). 

An organization of progressive law professors, SALT has worked for almost 40 years to encourage a culture of social justice in law schools and to increase diversity in the legal profession. The organization describes its members as “mentoring a new generation of law faculty and administrators to make the academy more reflective of our country’s changing demographics; fostering a culture of social justice within law schools … and impacting policymaking and discourse both within the profession and beyond.”

Joy is well-known for his work in clinical legal education, legal ethics, and trial practice. As co-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. He has written extensively and presented nationally and internationally on clinical legal education, legal ethics, lawyer and judicial professionalism, and access to criminal justice issues. Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar's Accreditation Committee; chair elect of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Professional Responsibility Section; former chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education; and former president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA).