Professor of Law
Tulane University Law School
BS, Cornell University
JD, Yale University
Joel Friedman, the Jack M. Gordon
Professor of Procedural Law and Jurisdiction, has been a member of the Tulane
Law School faculty since 1976. He is a
graduate of the College of Industrial and Labor Relations of Cornell University,
where he received his undergraduate degree in 1972, and of the Yale Law School,
where he received his J.D. in 1975.
Prof. Friedman served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Irving Hill
in Los Angeles for one year after graduating from law school. After completing that clerkship, Friedman
joined the Tulane law faculty. During
his forty year tenure at Tulane, Professor Friedman has been a visiting
professor at the law schools at the University of Texas, University of San
Diego, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in Israel), the University of Tel Aviv
(in Israel), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), Chuo University in Tokyo,
Japan, China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing) and Beijing
Normal University School of Law. He is a
former Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of the Felix Frankfurter Award for
Distinguished Teaching at Tulane Law School and the 2006 Judge John R. Brown
Judicial Scholarship & Education Award awarded by the Federal Judicial
Center. He also is an elected member of
the American Law Institute.
Friedman’s areas of expertise include employment discrimination law, labor law,
mediation, and civil procedure. He is
the co-author of one law school casebook on employment discrimination law and
another on civil procedure. He also is
the author of many articles concerning employment discrimination law including
affirmative action, sexual orientation discrimination and discrimination in
educational programs. He is also the
author of the only biography of U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John
Minor Wisdom. He lectures across the
country on issues concerning employment discrimination law and is a
professional arbitrator and mediator.
Professor Friedman has been an active lecturer on the subject of employment discrimination law for the past twenty years. During this period he has served as the U.S. Federal Judicial Center's expert consultant on employment discrimination law. In this capacity, he has lectured at annual judicial conferences throughout the country emcopassing every judicial district in the nation.
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