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Thomas R. Joyce

Distinguished Visiting Professor
J.D., Notre Dame Law School
MSL 464
(651) 962-4849
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Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tom Joyce grew up in St. Paul and attended Cretin High School.  He graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and the Notre Dame Law School.  While in law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Lawyer.

Upon graduation, Joyce joined the Wall Street law firm of Shearman & Sterling where he remained for 33 years.  Becoming a partner in 1972, he did general corporate work with an initial emphasis on public company mergers and acquisitions.  From 1978 to 1981 he was a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s London office and in 1985, he was named head of the firm’s Hong Kong office.  In 1989 he returned to London as head of the office.

In 1996, Joyce became a partner in the London-based international firm of Freshfields.  He established a US law corporate group for Freshfields with lawyers in London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt and was co-head of Freshfields’ securities practice.

In 2003, Joyce returned to Minnesota and joined the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney where he headed the capital markets practice group until 2006 when he became Senior Counsel with reduced responsibilities.

Joyce began teaching at St. Thomas in 2006 and has taught securities regulation, corporate finance and business associations.

Joyce has served on the Boards of St. John’s and St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, IN, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Common Hope, Global Heritage Fund and Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.

Fall 2021 Courses

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Thomas R. Joyce

Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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