Joy Milligan

Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Soical Policy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
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Joy Milligan is a Fellow with the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.  Her work focuses on civil rights law, race, and inequality.  Previously, she served as an Assistant Counsel and Skadden Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., and as a law clerk for the Hon. A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.   Milligan holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.P.A from Princeton University, and a B.A. from Harvard-Radcliffe College.  Her current research interests include the convergence of constitutional law concerning race and religion, and the capacity of civil rights law to address entrenched economic inequality.


  • Civil Rights Law, Reparations, and Politics: The Case of Farm Lending (Work in Progress)
  • Religion and Race: On Duality and Entrenchment (Forthcoming, NYU Law Review)
  • Note, Pluralism in America: Why Judicial Diversity Improves Legal Decisions about Political Morality, 81 N.Y.U. L. REV. 1206 (2006)


B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College
M.P.A., Princeton University
J.D., New York University School of Law