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Joy Kanwar

Associate Professor of Legal Writing
(718) 780-7585

B.A., New College
J.D., Vermont Law School
M.S.E.L, Vermont Law School

Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing


Joy Kanwar teaches legal writing courses at Brooklyn Law School.   She is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing, and joined the faculty in the fall of 2008.  Her scholarship centers on techniques to help students become lawyers who are prepared to enter the profession in a well-trained, reflective, and “whole person” way. Her recent article, Avatars, Acting and Imagination: Bringing New Techniques into the Legal Classroom, 43 Journal of the Legal Profession 1 (2018)), was selected for the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section’s Newer Scholars’ Showcase at the American Association of Law Schools’ 2019 meeting.

Before she joined the faculty, Professor Kanwar was a senior staff associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Her areas of practice included complex mass torts and insurance litigation, general litigation, products liability, and securities litigation. She earned both her J.D. and Masters of Law in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. She was editor of Res Communes, the law school's environmental law journal, and she won best paper in the J.B. Chase Writing Competition for a note that was published in the Vermont Law Review.  She also enjoyed participating in moot court competitions, both as a member of the Jessup International Moot Court and Debevoise Moot Court teams and as the president of the school’s Moot Court Board.  Professor Kanwar is particularly interested in making the study of law relevant and engaging for all students.