Joseph Landau

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Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
Telephone: 212-636-7170
Office: Room 7-117
SSRN (academic papers)
The New York Times
The New Republic
The Hill
The Stranger
NBC News 4 New York

Faculty Assistant: Ben Chisholm

Research and Teaching Areas

Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Immigration; National Security; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Rights


Professor Joseph Landau teaches courses in civil procedure, national security and immigration law, and he writes in the areas of administrative law, national security, and immigration law. Professor Landau received Fordham Law’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2013, and in 2012 he was named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Prior to joining the Fordham faculty in 2010, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2002, he spent three years at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he specialized in securities litigation and co-directed the Firm’s pro bono practice group in immigration and international human rights (including Guantánamo Bay litigation). He clerked for the Hon. David Trager of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York and the Hon. Betty Binns Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a former adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School and a former visiting lecturer at Yale College.

Prior to law school, Professor Landau was the Assistant Managing Editor at The New Republic magazine in Washington, D.C. From 2010 to 2013, he was Board Chairman of Immigration Equality and the Immigration Equality Action Fund, which engage in education, litigation, outreach and lobbying on behalf of LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and asylum-seekers.


  • Duke University, BA, 1995
  • Yale Law School, JD, 2002