Joan C. Harrington

Director, Academic and Professional Development; Associate Clinical Professor


Joan Harrington designs, teaches, and supervises instruction of Advanced Legal Writing: Analysis and teaches a Non-Profit Law seminar. She supervises the Directed Study Program, providing individual counseling, self-diagnostics, and writing assistance to students. Harrington also teaches skills and professional development workshops.

Harrington clerked for Hon. Robert Zampano (D. CT), and has been a writing instructor at Stanford Law School. Before joining Santa Clara University School of Law, she practiced trial and appellate litigation, was General Counsel for Save the Children, and consulted for non-profits. She is Chair of the Board of Public Advocates, Inc.


J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Pennsylvania Law School

B.A., Stanford University



Death Penalty Attitudes and Conviction Proneness: The Translation of Attitudes into Verdicts, with Thompson, Cowan, and Ellsworth, 8 Law and Human Behavior 95-113 (1984) | Link to Full Text