Andrea Joseph

College Professor

J.D. Whittier College School of Law
Office: BD 120
Phone: 575-646-3840


Curriculum Vitae: Andrea F. Joseph J.D. CV



Andrea F. Joseph graduated with her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles and practiced law for 15 years. Her legal career began as a prosecutor in Los Angeles. After moving to New Mexico she worked in various capacities in public and private practice including working at the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office in their litigation division focusing on suits filed against various state agencies including the department of corrections; as an administrative prosecutor; and as a ‘writ’ attorney before the New Mexico Supreme Court. She also worked as Guardian ad Litem and Respondent’s counsel in child abuse and neglect cases; represented victims of domestic violence through a contract with La Casa in Las Cruces; worked with the elderly through Adult Protective Services and opened a private practice focusing on issues of family law.

Professor Joseph joined the faculty at NMSU in 2000.  Her teaching responsibilities focus primarily on law and ethics related courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  Professor Joseph has also been a Bill Daniel’s Ethics Fellow through the Bill Daniel’s Ethic Initiative for the past 5 years.

In the Fall of 2010, Professor Joseph became the volunteer Faculty Advisor for the NMSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  Under her leadership and guidance the Chapter has excelled and won numerous awards at the yearly National Conference.

Professor Joseph was also elected to serve the National APS board in 2014 to serve as a National Faculty Advisor.







APS Links: 

  Las Cruces Sun News Coverage – Juvenile Rehabilitation Conference

KRWG TV/FM: Juvenile Rehabilitation Focus of Criminal Justice Conference

APS Las Cruces Sun-News Coverage.pdf