Joanne Van Dyke L’87

Adjunct Professor

(315) 383-3344

Joanne Van Dyke graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1987. Since then, she has practiced law in the State of New York, and specializes in helping victims and their families in medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury. She has held positions on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Bar Association, the Assigned Counsel Program, Upstate Trial Lawyers, and the Central New York Women’s Bar Association. She has hosted and lectured at continuing education seminars for the New York State Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association, and other groups.

In 2004, she began teaching Practical Lawyering Skills and various other litigation/trial advocacy courses at the College of Law. Van Dyke also teaches various undergraduate advocacy courses at Syracuse University. 

In 2009, Van Dyke received a LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law and is an Advocacy Fellow at Syracuse University College of Law.

Van Dyke has been actively involved in the Syracuse Law Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society Program, which is one of the top ranked programs according to U.S. News & World Reports. In 1996, she began coaching the Syracuse National Trial Teams, including the Tournament of Champions, TYLA National Trial Team, and the American Association for Justice Trial Competition. Van Dyke has hosted various trial competitions and is the co-director of the Syracuse National Trial Competition. Since 2014, Van Dyke has been on the Board of Directors of the Tournament of Champions.