Joy, Levin Showcase Scholarship at Chair Installations

The law school recently installed two professors in chaired professorships, recognizing their exceptional service to the law school and legal profession, outstanding teaching, and definitive scholarship in access to justice and administrative law respectively.

Peter Joy

Peter Joy addressed “Ration­ing Justice” at his installation as the Henry Hitchcock Pro­fessor of Law. Joy, who also serves as the law school’s vice dean, stressed that our system of justice “rations lawyers,” where quality access to justice is often only available to those who can afford it. Joy discussed the general problem of too few lawyers for the poor, but focused his address on the crisis in public defense due to the problem of excessive caseloads for state public defenders. [more]


Ronald Levin

Ronald M. Levin discussed “Pragmatic Administrative Law” at his installation as the William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law. Levin, a nationally known scholar who specializes in administrative law and related public law issues, provided both an explanation and a defense of administrative law pragmatism. He defined legal pragmatism as the evaluation of policies based on the way they actually work in practice. [more]