Office: 1100 Eck Hall of Law
Joel Williams joined the Notre Dame Law School as an assistant adjunct faculty member in 2000. In 2000 and 2001, Joel taught a Prosecutor’s Externship class. Since 2005, Joel has been co-teaching the Moot Court Trial class, and co-coaching the Barristers and AAJ Trial Teams.
Joel graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Science. In 1993, Joel began law school at the University of Toledo Law School. In his second year of law school, Joel was a member of the University of Toledo Law Review and had his Comment, “Sibling Rights to Visitation: A Relationship Too Valuable to Be Denied” published. During his third year of law school, Joel was the Symposium Editor of the Law Review. In 1996, Joel graduated tenth (10th) in his class and was granted membership in The Order of the Coif.
After graduating law school, Joel worked as a Deputy County Attorney in Maricopa County, Arizona, prosecuting vehicular crimes. From 1999 to 2003, Joel worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in St. Joseph County, Indiana prosecuting vehicular crimes and murder cases. Since 2003, Joel has been a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Elkhart County, Indiana. Currently, he is the Supervisor of the Major Crimes Division and is Supervisor of the Elkhart County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team. In addition, Joel currently prosecutes murder, attempted murder and vehicular homicide cases. Finally, he is in charge of the Office’s training program.
In addition to teaching at Notre Dame Law School, Joel has also served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech State College. Joel has served as a faculty member for the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA) and the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council (IPAC) in their Trial Advocacy Programs. Finally, Joel has given lectures at numerous IPAC seminars on various criminal law and trial advocacy topics.