Amelia Michele Joiner, Esq.Assistant Professor
School of Law
Hanley Hall 323
Education:J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2002
B.A., Legal Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
Assistant Professor Amelia Michele Joiner directs Duquesne University School of Law's nationally award-winning trial advocacy program. Joiner is a graduate of the School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and served on Law Review as well as the trial moot court team. She was a member of the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society for Distinguished Achievement in Moot Court Competition. Joiner holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated magna cum laude. Prior to joining the Law School faculty full time, Joiner was an adjunct professor in trial advocacy. She previously served as a clerk for the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Joiner also previously was a litigation associate with two of the largest firms in the country, Reed Smith LLP, and K&L Gates LLP.
Trial Moot Court Teams
Professor Joiner researches and writes in the areas of Employment Discrimination and Adversarial Ethics.
Professor Joiner has participated in the Law School's study abroad programs in both Ireland and Italy.
Duquesne University School of Law, Senior Member, Law Review
Louis L. Manderino Honor Society
2007 Duquesne University Women's Law Association Recent Graduate Woman of the Year
2009 Duquesne University Law Alumni Association Outstanding Achievement Award
2010 New Pittsburgh Courier 40 Women of Excellence, Recipient
2011 Duquesne University Women's Law Association Woman of the Year
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions Mock Trial Competition, National Champion, Coach
American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Regional Champion, Coach
American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, National Champion, Coach
National Civil Trial Competition, National Finalists, Coach
Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Trial Competition, National Champion, Coach
Top Gun Mock Trial Competition, Coach