Joseph Avery (J.D. Columbia Law School, M.A. Princeton University, B.A. New York University) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology. A National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow, Avery also is the Founding President of The Princeton Project in Computational Law.
Avery's teaching and research interests center around criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, with additional, related interests in (1) bias and stigma in the law and (2) empirical legal methods, including novel computational approaches to legal research. He has co-edited two book volumes, including Bias in the Law: A Definitive Look at Racial Prejudice in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.
Joseph has also participated in two GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts: Venture Capital & Startups and Ethics of AI.
"I've participated in two GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts. One (Ethics in Artificial Intelligence) was related to my academic research, while the other (Venture Capital & Startups) was related to more external interests--and they both were extremely valuable. I learned a lot, I met other students with similar interests, and I formed lasting relationships with experts in the respective fields.
I've also attended Star Lessons in Leadership events, which have provided a fascinating window into the paths that other Princetonians have taken. In all, I just can't say enough about the Professional Development team. For instance, in addition to the programming he puts together, James Van Wyck is always available to talk and brainstorm and find ways to bring ideas to life. In this way, the Professional Development office is a good example of what makes Princeton an unrivaled place at which to pursue a graduate degree."