Joseph D. Harbaugh

Associate Professor of Law, 1972-1973


Joseph Harbaugh joined the Duke Law faculty in 1972 while he was a residential scholar at Harvard.  At Duke he taught a section of the first-year course Criminal Procedure and the upper-year course Civil and Criminal Trial Practice.

Harbaugh completed a B.S. at St. Joseph's College in 1961, an LL.B. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1964 and an LL.M. at Georgetown in 1967.  He served as the special assistant to Honorable William J. Green, member of Congress (5th District Pa.), from 1964 to 1965, worked as the chief public defender of the Connecticut Circuit Court from 1965 to 1968, and served as the special assistant chief prosecuting attorney for organized crime for the Connecticut Circuit Court from 1968-1970.   Harbaugh's first teaching position was at the University of Connecticut from 1968 to 1970, where he was also director of the legal clinic.

In 1974 Harbaugh began teaching at Temple University.  He went on to be Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Richmond from 1987 to 1995 and at Nova Southeastern University from 1995 to 2008.  Harbaugh was granted emeritus status at Nova Southeastern in 2008.

Sources:

Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]

Association of American Law Schools, Directory of Law Teachers 725 (2011-2012)

Courses Taught

Criminal Procedure

Civil and Criminal Trial Practice