College of Law

Joy Radice

Associate Professor of Law

Phone: 865-974-6773

Office: Room 74


Areas of Expertise

Access to Justice, Criminal Law, Procedural Law
Radice, Joy


AB magna cum laude, 1997, Princeton University

JD, 2003, Harvard Law School


Joy Radice joined the UT College of Law faculty in August 2012. She teaches Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Law, a seminar on Poverty, Race, Gender and the Law, and a new Expungement Clinic. Prior to UT, she was an Acting Assistant Professor in Lawyering at New York University teaching legal methods, legal process, legal research and legal writing.

Professor Joy Radice has dedicated her legal career to serving those who cannot afford legal representation. While attending Harvard Law School, she was a member of the Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run legal services organization, and she was a community organizer who helped women in Cambridge public housing start their own tenants’ organization. After graduating law school, Professor Radice received a Skadden Public Interest Fellowship to launch the Harlem Reentry Advocacy Project to represent people facing collateral consequences of criminal convictions. The project was housed at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, where she also represented clients in criminal and civil cases. This work fighting the injustices of the criminal justice system led her to begin researching how criminal convictions have an enduring impact on people’s lives through post-conviction civil penalties.

She is also a co-author for a forthcoming edited book, Beyond Elite Law: Access to Justice for Americans of Average Means, that explores the gap in civil legal services for middle-income people and offers models for reform.