Fordham University School of Law
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ExperienceAssociate Professor Joseph Landau teaches courses in civil procedure, national security and immigration law. His scholarship focuses on federal courts, national security, administrative law and immigration law. Prior to joining the Fordham faculty in 2010, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2002, he spent three years at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he specialized in securities litigation and co-directed the Firm’s pro bono practice group in immigration and international human rights (including Guantánamo Bay litigation). He clerked for the Hon. David Trager of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York and the Hon. Betty Binns Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a former adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School and a former visiting lecturer at Yale College.
Professor Landau graduated from Duke University in 1995. Between college and law school, he was an Assistant Managing Editor at The New Republic Magazine in Washington, D.C. He continues to write articles for TNR from time to time.
Professor Landau is also Board Chairman of Immigration Equality and the Immigration Equality Action Fund, which engage in education, litigation, outreach and lobbying on behalf of LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and asylum-seekers. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee. In 2012 he was named one of the best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBT Bar Association, an affiliate of the ABA.
- Duke University, B.A., 1995
- Yale Law School, J.D., 2002