Stories about "Joyce Vance"
Video: Joyce Vance ’82 vs. Rep. Ben Cline ’94 in House testimony

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:36 am

It's hardly unique for a Congressman to challenge an expert during a committee hearing. But it might be unique when they're both Bates alumni.

Visiting Assistant Professors of Economics Kurzfeld's class on"Crime, Punishment and Rehabilitation" attended by Joyce Vance , where she participated in a panel. She talked about the work she did on penal reform in Alabama when she was the US Attorney for the Northern District. From Kurzfeld:The class on Thursday meets in Pettingill G50 at 1:10. The other two members of the panel are Joseph Jackson, Director of the Maine Prisoner's Advocacy Coalition, and Jesse Archer, a local defense attorney. Joseph is an African American man who was incarcerated in Maine State Prison for 20 years, including time in solitary confinement. He founded the first chapter of the NAACP in the Maine prison system, was the first inmate in the MSP to complete a Master's degree while incarcerated, and has since his release become a leading advocate for improved conditions for prisoners in Maine. He also works with the Maine Inside Out program, which uses theater to help incarcerated youth find their voice and their place in their communities. Jesse Archer is a criminal defense attorney who has been very interested in the racial inequities he has observed in his work in the local courts, including the racial disparities in jury representation, among other issues.She will speak tonight on The Mueller Investigation and the Rule of Law: A talk by Joyce White Vance ’82, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law, Culverhouse School of Law, University of Alabama. Vance is a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and frequent legal commentator for MSNBC. An entry in the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ Theory Into Practice series. FMI 207-786-6202.Muskie Archives
Joyce White Vance ’82: Whatever Mueller report says, rule of law stands strong

Friday, March 22, 2019 10:30 am

As the mythical Mueller report looms, MSNBC's go-to special counsel explainer brings Bates up to speed.

Bates in the News: Feb. 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:42 am

The media turns to former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’82 to explain the Mueller investigation, and an alumna tells her classmate's story to emphasize the need for inclusive design.

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‘Well-nigh unshakable’ Joyce White Vance ’82 is one of Obama’s first U.S. attorneys

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6:20 am

In September 2009, Joyce White Vance ’82 was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, one of the first five U.S. attorneys appointed by President Obama.