Joseph Thai

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

Education

A.B., English, Harvard College, 1995

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998

About

Professor Joseph Thai teaches and writes about the Constitution and the Supreme Court.

Professor 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.

He engages in pro bono litigation in the areas of civil rights, criminal law, and constitutional law. In 2014, before the Supreme Court decided the issue nationally, his clients successfully challenged Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban as violative of the constitutional guarantees of liberty and equality.

Professor 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.

Additional Information

Publications

The Right to Receive Foreign Speech

2018

OKLAHOMA LAW REVIEW

(Symposium)

FIRST FREEDOMS: A MULTIMEDIA TEXTBOOK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT

2017

Kindle

Honey (Said Justice Scalia) I Shrunk the Constitution

Feb. 22, 2016

ACSBLOG

Teaching Criminal Procedure

2015

St. LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL

(with Stephen Henderson)

Regulating Drones under the First and Fourth Amendments

2015

WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW

(with Marc Blitz et al.)

Obergefell v. Hodges: A Note to Future Self

June 26, 2015

ACSBLOG

CONSTITUTIONAL RESTRAINTS ON POLICING: A MULTIMEDIA TEXTBOOK ON CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

2014

Kindle

A Race to Execute

May 7, 2014

ACSBLOG

Crowdsourced Coursebooks

2014

51 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 907

(with Stephen Henderson)

THE SUPREME COURT SOURCEBOOK

2013

Aspen

My Boss, Justice Stevens

April 9, 2010

New York Times

A Justice of the Greatest Generation

April 9, 2010

Washington Post

Did Justice Stevens Change?

April 2010

SCOTUSBLOG

Reprinted in SALON.COM

The Case for Oral Argument in the Supreme Court of Oklahoma

2008

61 OKLAHOMA LAW REVIEW 695

(with Andrew M. Coats)

John Paul Stevens

2008

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

Macmillan

The Other Side

2007

THIS I BELIEVE

A Wild Pitch on Eavesdropping

Aug. 2, 2006

BOSTON GLOBE

The Law Clerk Who Wrote Rasul v. Bush: John Paul Stevens's Influence from World War II to the War on Terror

2006

92 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 501

Is Data Mining Ever a Search Under Justice Stevens's Fourth Amendment

2006

74 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 1731

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