Joe Gay is an attorney at the Institute for Justice.
Prior to joining IJ, Joe was an associate at national law firm, where he litigated cases at the trial court and appellate levels. Before that, he served as a Constitutional Law Fellow at IJ and then clerked for the Honorable William S. Duffey Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Joe received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he worked with the Harvard Defenders and served as a teaching assistant in undergraduate intermediate microeconomics. Before that, Joe graduated with a B.S. from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Joe is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.
Educational Choice | Publicly Funded Scholarships
West Virginia parents intervene to defend one of the nation's best school choice programs to help obtain the education that will best meet the needs of their children.
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