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Craig Joyce

Hunton 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

Craig Joyce, Hunton Andrews Kurth Professor of Law, teaches copyright, American legal history, and torts. Prior to the Alumni Association's 2016 Distinguished Faculty Distinction Award, he was named Professor of the Year by the Student Bar Association and the Hispanic Law Students Association and received the Baker Award for Outstanding Service twice. Joyce graduated from Dartmouth College, Oxford University, and Stanford Law School. He practiced in his hometown, Phoenix, AZ, before entering legal academia. At the Law Center, Joyce was founding faculty director of the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Society for Legal History (ASLH), and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Supreme Court History, ASLH's Humanities Social Sciences Online Discussion Network, and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. His scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews, including (alphabetically) Emory, Georgia, Harvard, Houston, Michigan, UCLA, and Vanderbilt, and has 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. Joyce is the lead author of a widely adopted copyright casebook and edited "The Majesty of the Law" by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Justice O'Connor's latest book, "Out of Order," is dedicated to her 100 clerks and to Joyce by name.

American Legal History