Professor Joseph DAgostino at Savannah Law School

Joseph D’Agostino

Associate Professor

Email

jdagostino@savannahlawschool.org

Phone

(912) 525-3922

SSRN Papers

Education

B.A., University of Chicago
J.D., University of Virginia

Courses Taught

Torts I and II; Evidence I and II; Administrative Law; Criminal Law; Law, Social Science, and Coercion Seminar

Career Highlights

Curriculum Vitae

Joseph D’Agostino is an Associate Professor who has taught Torts, Evidence, Administrative Law, and law and social science. He also has interests in contracts, international business law, and legal philosophy (jurisprudence). Formerly a Legal Fellow in the D.C. office of Congressman Tom Price of Georgia and a Researcher at Georgetown University Law Center, Professor D’Agostino also served as a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Law Clerk for Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and as a Legal Intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Civil Division.

Professor D’Agostino was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review and Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. In 2010, he served on the National Symposium Editorial Board of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and as a pro bono researcher for the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. He helped to organize the Federalist Society’s 2011 National Student Symposium held at the University of Virginia School of Law and keynoted by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a Savannah-area native.

Publications

Against Imperialism in Legal Concepts, University of New Hampshire Law Review, 17 UNH L Rev 67 (2018).

Posner’s Folly: The End of Legal Pragmatism and Coercion’s Clarity, British Journal of American Legal Studies (forthcoming).

Law’s Necessary Violence, 22 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 121 (Fall 2017).

Note, Rescuing International Investment Arbitration: Introducing Derivative Actions, Class Actions, and Compulsory Joinder, 98 Va. L. Rev. 177 (2012); the Note has been translated and republished by the Thai Arbitration Institute, a government agency.

Equalizing the Treatment of Foreign-Adopted Children, Adoption Advocate No. 33 (National Council for Adoption, Alexandria, Va.), March 2011; selected for republication in At Issue: Are Adoption Policies Fair? (Gale, 2012); selected for inclusion in the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Child Welfare Information Gateway Library in January 2012.

Media, Public & Professional Appearances

Presenter and Moderator, “Law Cannot Be Soft, Only Vague,” Panel on Law and Regulation, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 2018 (upcoming)

Presenter, “Law Cannot Be Soft, Only Vague,” Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, May 2018 (upcoming)

Keynote Speaker, “The Newest Anti-Human Coercive Effects of Corporate Law,” and Presenter, “Against Imperialism in Legal Concepts,” Social Sciences & Arts Conference, Vienna, Austria, March 2018

Presenter, “Nudging Science Back Toward Credibility: How Law Should Regulate Scientific Studies,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Fla., July-August 2017

Presenter, “Morality’s Relationship to the Non-Existence of Both Coercionless Laws and Legal Benefits,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Fla., July-August 2017

Presenter, “Nudging Science Back Toward Credibility: How Law Should Regulate Scientific Studies,” Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, May 2017

Discussant, “The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and the Constitution,” Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Colloquium, Charlotte, N.C., March 2017

Presenter, “Coercive Intent as Essential to the Concept of Law,” Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference, San Francisco, January 2017

Presenter, “Coercive Intent as Essential to the Concept of Law,” New Zealand Society for Legal and Social Philosophy, University of Auckland, December 2016

Presenter, “The Conviction of Law: Coercive Intent as Essential to Law,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla., August 2016

Panelist, “How Is Philosophy Relevant to Law?”, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla., August 2016

Participant, “Law & Economics Center Thirty-First Economics Institute for Law Professors,” two-week program held by George Mason University School of Law, Hot Springs, Va., July 2015

Panelist, “Administrative Law Scholarship Workshop,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Fla., July 2015

Discussant, “Liberty and the Common Law,” Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Colloquium, Charlotte, N.C., March 2015

Presenter, “Law as the Premiere Anti-Science,” 18th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., March 2015

Presenter, “Rectifying Exploitative Foreign Investment Through Transitional Justice,” New Issues in Transitional Justice Panel, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla., August 2014

Presenter, “Jeremy Bentham, Objective Morality, and Private International Law,” 11th Circuit Legal Scholarship Forum, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Fla., November 2013