Joseph Thai

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Presidential Professor of Law
Glenn R. Watson Centennial Chair in Law

A.B., English, Harvard College, 1995
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998

Professor Joseph Thai joined the law faculty in 2003. He teaches Supreme Court Decision Making, First Amendment, and Criminal Procedure at the law school, and co-teaches a "Mind-bending" course on morality, law, and science on main campus.

Thai has served as law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Byron White of the Supreme Court, as well as Judge David Ebel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining the law faculty, Thai practiced in the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts and GableGotwals in Oklahoma. He currently engages in pro bono litigation in the areas of civil rights, criminal law, and constitutional law.

Thai writes about the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Justice Stevens, and frequently comments in local and national media. He also co-created and runs Crimprof Multipedia (opens in new window), an online multimedia teaching resource for criminal law and procedure professors worldwide.

Thai has been twice named the outstanding faculty member of the College of Law by its students, and has been named the university-wide outstanding faculty member by students across campus.  In 2007, he received the President's Associates Presidential Professorship, and in 2013, he was named the Glenn R. Watson Centennial Chair in Law.

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