Joe Fore

Joe Fore

Professor of Law, General Faculty
Co-Director, Legal Research and Writing Program
(434) 982-5507

Joe Fore has been a co-director of the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing Program since 2014. In addition to teaching research and writing courses, Fore works extensively with the Law School’s moot court programs. In 2018, he received the BLSA Service Award for his role in coaching BLSA’s extramural moot court teams. 

Fore is also an active member of the national legal writing community, and he publishes and presents regularly on topics relating to legal communication and legal skills pedagogy. He authors a regular column devoted to legal writing in Virginia Lawyer magazine, the official publication of the Virginia State Bar. Fore received the Legal Writing Institute’s inaugural Emerging Scholar Award for his 2019 article on lawyers’ use of probabilistic language when rendering legal advice. He has been editor-in-chief of a journal devoted to teaching legal skills, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Writing Institute.

Before joining the Law School faculty, Fore was an attorney with BakerHostetler, practicing both trial-level and appellate litigation in Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida. He also served as an adjunct professor at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, teaching a seminar course in advanced oral advocacy skills.

Fore received his J.D. from the Law School, where he was a notes editor for the Virginia Law Review and a semifinalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.

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