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. 

Professor Radice’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of criminal law and the administrative state, the gap in access to civil counsel, and the application of learning theory to law school pedagogy.  She is also a co-editor of Beyond Elite Law: Access to Justice for Americans of Average Means and a co-author of the forthcoming book, Developing Professional Skills: Criminal Law.

Prior to UT, she was the 2008-09 Derrick Bell Fellow and an Acting Assistant Professor in the Lawyering Program at New York University. 

Professor 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 led to her research about the enduring impact the criminal convictions have on people’s lives through their post-conviction civil penalties.