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Craig Joyce

Professor of Law, Emeritus

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

Craig Joyce taught copyright, American legal history, and torts. During his career at the University of Houston Law Center, he received various awards: Outstanding Teacher, Hispanic Law Students Association; A.A. White Professor of the Year, Student Bar Association; Student Advocate Appreciation Award (first recipient), also from SBA; Honorary Alumnus, Houston Law Review; Faculty Distinction Award, Law Alumni Association; Ethel M. Baker Award for Outstanding Service (first recipient and first repeat recipient), UHLC; and “The Craig Joyce Medal” for Extraordinary and Sustained Volunteer Service to the Society (first awardee of that namesake honor), American Society for Legal History. 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, and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property. He served 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, 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 the widely adopted Copyright Law casebook (now in its Eleventh Edition), 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.