Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe

Irene Joe

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe, JD ’06

Board Member

Professor Irene Joe is a professor at UC Davis School of Law where she teaches courses on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility. Professor Joe writes at the intersection of all three of these areas with a special focus on how the design of the criminal process affects the ability of institutional attorneys to manage overwhelming caseloads and comply with ethical requirements. Her work has been published in a number of highly regarded journals including the UCLA Law Review, Boston University Law Review, the UC Davis Law Review, and the California Law Review. Her most recent project, titled Structuring the Public Defender and forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review, questions how a state decision about whether to house the provision of public defender services in the executive, judicial, or neither branch of state government affects the institution’s efficacy. Professor Joe is currently at work on a large empirical project titled, Responding to Exonerations, which explores how public defender and prosecutor offices respond to death row exonerations of defendants who passed under their authority. Professor Joe is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University School of Law.