Joseph Thai

Joseph T. Thai

Adjunct Professor


  • AB, English, summa cum laude, Harvard Collage, 1995
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1998


Professor Thai teaches and writes about constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

He earned his A.B. in English from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Prof. Thai served as law clerk to Justices John Paul Stevens and Byron White of the Supreme Court and Judge David Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

He frequently engages in civil rights litigation and served on the legal team that successfully challenged Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban a year before the Supreme Court upheld marriage equality nationwide.

In 2021, Prof. Thai was elected into the American Law Institute.

Prof. Thai has often been named outstanding professor by students. He is consistently named outstanding dad by his goldendoodle, Bach.