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Joseph Aaron Thorp

Joseph Aaron Thorp

Title: Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow

Address: 2000 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC 20052
Email: jthorp@law.gwu.edu

BA, George Washington University; JD, Georgetown University

Biographical Sketch
Joe Thorp joined George Washington University in 2013 as a Friedman Fellow in the Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Services Clinic (CAPS). Before coming to GW, Professor Thorp spent four years working as a public defender in New Orleans. He graduated from Georgetown Law in 2009, with honors, and received the International Academy for Trial Lawyers’ Award for excellence in clinical advocacy. Professor Thorp’s research interests lie at the intersection of prosecutorial charging power, and due process. A draft of his first article, "Reinstitution: A Search for Constitutional Parameters" was recently presented at an AALS Criminal Justice Workshop.