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Joseph Yockey

Joe Yockey
Professor and Michael and Brenda Sandler Faculty Fellow in Corporate Law

Joseph W. Yockey joined the faculty in 2010 and was voted Professor of the Year by the law school student body for 2011-12. He is also a two-time nominee for the University of Iowa’s campus-wide President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence.

His writing interests are in the areas of corporate governance, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, and corporate crime.

Before coming to Iowa, Professor Yockey taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge John D. Tinder (presently of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) in Indianapolis and practiced corporate and securities litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

Practice & Teaching: 

He teaches Business Associations, Securities Regulation, and a seminar on Securities Litigation.


He is a member of the Illinois Bar.


BA, University of Kansas, 2000

JD, University of Illinois College of Law, 2004

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