University of Houston Law Center
Craig  Joyce

Craig  Joyce

Andrews Kurth Professor of Law, and
Co-Director, Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law


B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Oxford University; J.D., Stanford University

Professor Joyce teaches copyright, American legal history, and torts. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Oxford University, and Stanford Law School. He practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona, with Fennemore, Craig, von Ammon & Udall, before entering legal academia.

At the University of Houston, Joyce was founding faculty director of the University of Houston Intellectual Property Program and currently serves as senior co-director of the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law.

Professor Joyce is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Society for Legal History, and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property.  He serves on the boards of editors of the Journal of Supreme Court History, H-LAW (the Humanities Social Sciences Online Discussion Network of the American Society for Legal History), and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Joyce’s scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews, at such diverse institutions as Emory, Georgia, Harvard, Houston, Michigan, UCLA, and Vanderbilt, and been published in the American National Biography, the Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, and the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law.

Professor Joyce is the lead author of a widely adopted casebook on the law of copyright and edited The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice O’Connor’s latest book, Out of Order, is dedicated to her clerks and to Professor Joyce.

American Legal History