Joy  Radice

Radice Joy
  • Associate Professor of Law

  • A.B., Princeton University
    J.D., Harvard University

  • Location: Room 74
  • Phone Number: 865-974-6773
  • Email:
  • Courses Taught: Advocacy Clinic
  • Additional Information: Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Publications of Joy  Radice

Professor Radice joined the UT College of Law faculty in August 2012. Prior to that she was an acting assistant professor at New York University teaching legal methods, legal process, legal research and legal writing.

From 2003 until 2006 she worked with Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem representing clients in administrative hearings, criminal cases, housing and family court proceedings and Article 79 appeals. She also supervised clinical students at NYU and launched the Harlem Reentry Advocacy Program to remedy the collateral consequences of criminal convictions.


Biography of Joy  Radice

Administering Justice: Removing Statutory Barriers to Reentry, 83 U. Colo. L. Rev. 715 (2012). This article argues that states should create administrative relief
mechanisms to remove or mitigate the collateral consequences of criminal convictions. I propose a certificate model that includes a robust legal enforcement mechanism, early sentencing intervention, and clear regulations for the uniform administration of the certificate program.

A Better Balancing: Reconsidering Pre-Conviction DNA Extraction from Federal Arrestees, 90 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 157 (2012). This essay argues for a recalibration of the weight that courts currently place on the privacy interest in, and the government’s need for, DNA samples from individuals who are presumed innocent. (with Kevin Lapp)

RACE, RACISM, AND AMERICAN LAW TEACHER’S MANUAL (6th ed. 2008), with Derrick Bell. This manual, written to accompany the textbook, Race, Racism, and  American Law, discusses recent doctrine, and provides class plans, hypothetical cases, and discussion questions.

Works in Progress

Access to Civil Justice for Americans of Average Means. This edited book will gather comprehensive empirical data along with descriptive research on the unmet civil legal needs for Americans of moderate means, the various approaches legal institutions have developed to attempt to meet those needs, and the practicable avenues for reform. (with Sam Estreicher)

Ritualizing Reintegration. Drawing on theories of punishment, constitutional law, and recent criminology literature, this project expands on my prior research about certificates and proposes a range of administrative models to restore legal rights and facilitate the reintegration of people with criminal convictions.

Punitive Dismissals. This paper explores constitutional and policy implications arising from criminal dispositions that require probationary periods before a case is dismissed. (with James Jacobs)

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