J.D., Trinity Law School
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in history, Joy Statler went on to attend Trinity Law School and graduated with her JD in 2006. While a student at Trinity, she was a staff editor of the Trinity Law Review, served as student body president, and interned at the Pacific Justice Institute.
Shortly after graduating from law school, Professor Statler became an admissions counselor at Trinity and later the staff attorney of the Christian Legal Aid Office. At the Christian Legal Aid Office, she primarily practiced family law, including custody and guardianship cases and domestic violence restraining orders, in addition to other civil matters. In 2010, Professor Statler became the supervising attorney of the Trinity Law Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission. The law clinic operates as an internship for Trinity students to receive hands-on practice experience while serving the residents of one of the largest long-term homeless shelters in America. Presently, Professor Statler works as a liaison with the other clinical programs of Trinity to provide more top-notch internship opportunities and create other organizational partnerships to enhance the experience of Trinity students while the programs provide valuable legal services to the local community and beyond. As an Assistant Professor, she also provides academic counseling and guidance to students to help them excel in class and prepare for the bar exam.