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Joan M. Fitzpatrick, 1950 - 2003

A memorial page with biographical information, obituaries and tributes, and lists of publications

Biographical Information

Joan M. FitzpatrickEducation

  • B.A. summa cum laude, History, 1972. Rice University. Phi Beta Kappa.
  • J.D. magna cum laude, 1975. Harvard Law School.
  • Diploma in Law, 1980. Oxford University.

University of Washington and the School of Law

  • Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Professor of Law, March 2000.
  • Law School Dean Search Committee, 1999-2000 and 1989.
  • Professor, September 1985 to March 2000.
  • Chair, Ethics Law Committee, 1996-97; Member, 1995-96.
  • Chair, Conflict of Financial Interest Advisory Committee, 1995-97.
  • Acting Vice Provost, September 1994 to December 1994.
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, July 1993 to June 1994.
  • Faculty Council on Faculty Affairs, 1992-94.
  • Chair, Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee, 1993; Member, 1992.
  • Faculty Senate, 1987-89.
  • Chair, Hearing Committee, Adjudication Panel, 1985-86; Member 1986-88.
  • Associate Professor, January 1984 to September 1985.

Courses

Constitutional law, Federal courts, Human rights, Immigration law, International law, Refugee law.

Other Employment

  • Fundamentals of Human Rights, Oxford University/George Washington University Program in Human Rights, Oxford, 1996, 1998, 1999 & 2002.
  • Immigration Law, University of San Diego Program in Paris, 1997.
  • Immigration Law, University of San Diego Program in Mexico City, 1990.
  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, July 1982 to January 1984.
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia, August 1982 to May 1983.
  • Assistant Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, August 1980 to July 1982.
  • Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, February 1977 to September 1979.
  • Trial attorney, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC, September 1975 to February 1977.

Bar Memberships

  • Bar of Massachusetts
  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

Awards

  • Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Endowed Professorship, University of Washington, 2000
  • Horowitz Lecturer for Teaching Excellence, 1991-92, University of Washington School of Law.
  • Spencer Short Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1994-95, University of Washington School of Law.
  • University of Washington Law School Foundation Scholar, 1995-97.
  • Professor of the Year, 1985-86, 1987-88, University of Washington School of Law.

Professional Activities

 

Obituaries & Tributes

Joan Fitzpatrick Human Rights Conference, Feb. 27-29, 2004, at the University of Cincinnati Law School, in conjunction with Amnesty International USA Legal Network's biannual meeting.

Roland L. Hjorth, Joan Fitzpatrick: In Memoriam, 78 Wash. L. Rev. 973-75 (2003).

Elizabeth J. Kane, In Memory of Joan Fitzpatrick: A Former Student's Perspective, 78 Wash. L. Rev. 977-79 (2003).

Daniel Bodansky, Joan Fitzpatrick (1950-2003), 97 Am. J. Int'l L. 656 (2003).

The Guardian (UK), May 23, 2003, by Irene Khan, Secretary-General of Amnesty International, reprinted at 78 Wash. L. Rev. 981-83 (2003). 

The Seattle Times, May 23, 2003.

Comments upon Prof. Fitzpatrick's installation as the Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Professor of Law, March 2000.