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Policastri, Joan

Teaching Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Ms. Policastri's expertise and research interests include both technical services areas and legal research areas. Legal research expertise is focused on foreign and international law with special focus on the rights of indigenous peoples and the laws and policies of international organizations, international humanitarian law, domestic law and policy, and the laws of indigenous nations and their survival strategies. In the technical services area, invoice payment, budgeting and vendor negotiation, along with contract control and purchasing. Collection development and purchasing are the current focus of her work.


  • purchasing, accounting, budget control, pricing analysis, digital/electronic books and databases, mobile technology, research on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, collection development, reference, international and comparative legal research, human trafficking


courses taught

  • LAWS 6836 - Special Topics in Legal Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Builds upon first-year legal research problem solving skills by exposing students to the nuances of research topics in a specialized topic and tracking related doctrinal classes, e.g., environmental and natural resources law.


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