Joe Fore

  • Associate Professor of Law, General Faculty
  • Co-Director, Legal Research and Writing Program

Joe Fore joined the faculty in 2014 as a co-director of the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing Program.

Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Fore was an associate with BakerHostetler, practicing commercial litigation in Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida. He litigated cases in a wide range of substantive areas — including real estate matters, contract disputes, election law and class actions — at both the trial and appellate levels. Fore also served as an adjunct professor at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, where he taught a seminar course in advanced oral advocacy skills.

Fore graduated from Duke University, majoring in biology and public policy studies. He 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. During law school, Fore also interned for U.S. District Court Judge John Antoon II of the Middle District of Florida and served as a legal fellow in the Counsel’s Office for the Governor of Virginia. In recognition of his academic and extracurricular achievement, Fore was inducted into the Raven Society, the oldest honor society at the University of Virginia.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    Duke University

"“A Court Would Probably Find…”: Defining Probability Expressions in Predictive Legal Analysis," 16 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JAWLD (forthcoming 2019).

“Making a Great Second Impression: Overcoming a Rough Start in Law School Classes” (with Emily Grant), The Second Draft (Spring 2018).
Online Article

“The Comparative Benefits of Standalone Email Assignments in the First-Year Legal Writing Curriculum,” 22 Legal Writing 151 (2018).
Online Article | HeinOnline (PDF)

“Book Review: Style Secrets from America’s Litigator-in-Chief,” 14 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JAWLD 135 (2017).
Article | HeinOnline (PDF)

“Encourage Students to Eliminate the Brown M&Ms from Their Legal Writing,” 25 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 18 (2016).

“Are Communications with a Corporate Client’s Former Employees Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?,” The Advocate (Official Newsletter of the Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section), Vol. XLI, No. 4 (Spring 2013).

“Moving Beyond ‘Gene Doping’: Preparing for Genetic Modification in Sport,” 15 Va. J. L. & Tech. 76 (2010).

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