Rebecca Joseph is a higher education attorney who works with colleges and universities to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. With a deep background in both legal and corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) compliance, Rebecca understands the unique challenges faced by her higher education clients in the complex and ever-changing Title IX, civil rights, and DEI landscape. Rebecca works diligently with students, faculty, and staff to meet the needs of all parties involved.
Rebecca has previous experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers of the United State District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and a legal extern for The Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Section. She also served as a Research Assistant and Workshop Facilitator for the Divided Community Project, an initiative that provides dispute resolution services to local community and university leaders preparing for or navigating civil unrest.
The Ohio State University (B.A. in Speech & Hearing Sciences), 2016; Morrill Scholar
Cornell University (Diverse Professionals Certificate), 2017
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 2022; Diversity Enrichment Scholar; Federal Bar Association Scholar; Editor in Chief, The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution; Advisory Board Member, Program on Law and Leadership
Leadership for Social Change Program, Columbus YWCA, Class of 2022
Presentations & Publications
- What the Ohio Elections Mean for Ohio Higher Education InstitutionsArticle
- Biden Administration Releases Dear Colleague Letter and Q&A Document regarding the Students for Fair Admissions DecisionsArticle
- Affirmative Action in Admissions - The Students for Fair Admissions OpinionArticle
- What you need to know about the Title IX proposed rule on athletic participation & gender identityArticle