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Cheney C. Joseph, Jr.

Joe W. Sanders – Law Alumni Association Professor of Law and Dr. Dale E. Bennett Distinguished Professor of Law

Recent Scholarship

Cheney C. Joseph, Jr. continues to serve as Erick V. Anderson Professor of Law teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and civil rights litigation. He also continues to serve as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Reporter for the Law Institute Committee on Continuous Revision of the Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. He remains active in the area of judicial education in serving as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Judicial College. He and Professor Lamonica are revising and preparing to publish the 3rd Edition of their treatise on criminal jury instructions and procedures as well as its companion handbook. Professor Joseph is a regular lecturer on recent developments in criminal law and procedure at programs for continuing education of lawyers, prosecuting attorneys and judges.

Brief Biography

Administrative Assistant, District Attorney's office, East Baton Rouge Parish (until 1972); Assistant Professor, LSU Law Center, 1972 - 1975, United States Attorney, Middle District of Louisiana, 1976 - 1977, Associate Professor, LSU Law Center, 1976 - 1980, Professor of Law and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1981 - 1989; First Assistant District Attorney and District Attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish, 1989 - 1990; Judge Pro- Tempore, 16th Judicial District Court 1992; Judge Pro-Tempore, 40th Judicial District Court, 1993; Executive Counsel to the Governor of Louisiana, 1996 - 2000; Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, LSU Law Center, 2000 - present.

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A.B. (cum laude), 1964, Princeton
J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1969, Louisiana State University

Contact Info

Office: 418
Phone: 225/578-8324

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