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Joe Fore

Professor
Co-Director
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB341
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
J.D. University of Virginia School of Law 2011
B.A. Duke University 2007
Biography

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.

LAW 6004: Legal Research and Writing I
Credits: 1
This is the first semester of the yearlong basic skills course in the first-year curriculum covering fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In this first semester, students complete various research and citation exercises and write three office memoranda of increasing length and complexity.
LAW 6005: Legal Research and Writing II (YR)
Credits: 2
This is the second semester of the yearlong basic skills course in the first-year curriculum covering fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In this second semester, students write an appellate brief and present an appellate oral argument before a panel of alumni, faculty, and Dillard Fellows (upperclass teaching assistants).
LAW 8800: Legal Writing Fellow (YR)
Credits: 2
This is the first semester of a yearlong practicum in which selected upper-level students serve as teaching assistants in the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program.
LAW 8801: Legal Writing Fellow (YR)
Credits: 1
This is the second semester of a yearlong practicum in which selected upper-level students serve as teaching assistants in the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program.