Joyce A. Hughes
Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor of Law
In 1971 Joyce A. Hughes became the nation's first Black female tenure-track law professor at a majority school, 20 years after such a person was a professor at a predominantly Black law school. She has served as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court's Committee on Rules of Evidence and a member of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Committee on Policy for Racial Justice.
Areas of Expertise
- Civil Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- Immigration Law
- Refugees & Asylum
- Donald Trump and Immigration in cook county bar association, sidebar (September 2016).
- Rethinking the Cuban Adjustment Act and the U.S. National Interest in 23 st. thomas law review 187 (2011) (with Alexander L. Alum).
- Black and Female in Law in 5 rutgers race & the law review 105-115 (2003).
- Flight From Cuba in 36 california western law review 39-75 (1999).
- Neither a Whisper Nor a Shout in Rebels in Law: Voices in History of Black Women Lawyers (1998).
- BA magna cum laude, Carleton College
- JD cum laude, University of Minnesota
- Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
- Associate Professor of Law, 1975-1979, Northwestern University
- Associate Professor of Law, 1971-1975, University of Minnesota
- Attorney, 1967-1971, Howard, LeFevere, Lefler, Hamilton and Pearson, (Minneapolis)
- Law Clerk, 1965-1967, Hon. Earl R. Larson, U.S. District Court, Minnesota
Recent Consulting Activities
- Arbitrator, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program