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AB with distinction and highest honors (2002), Stanford University
JD (2006), Yale Law School
Joshua D. Hawley joined the School of Law in 2011 following several years in the national appellate practice of Hogan Lovells US LLP, in Washington, DC. At Hogan, Professor Hawley briefed cases in seven federal circuit courts, numerous state courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice spanned multiple fields of law, including the First Amendment, copyright, ERISA and criminal law. Professor Hawley has also served as senior counsel to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he litigated ground-breaking First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.
Professor Hawley is a former clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and Michael W. McConnell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
While in law school, Professor Hawley served as articles editor for The Yale Law Journal.
Professor Hawley is the author of Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness, published by Yale University Press, and of numerous scholarly and popular essays on the American Progressives.
At the School of Law, he teaches constitutional law, torts, and legislation.