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James Joyce

Assistant Professor, Public Law and Government
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James (Jim) Joyce joined the School of Government in 2020, where he teaches, advises, and researches on community planning, development regulation, and environmental topics. Before coming to the School, he practiced environmental and land use law for more than ten years at K&L Gates LLP. In addition to his practice, he wrote regular alerts and updates on environmental and zoning topics, helped train Carolina’s energy industry leaders on managing regulatory compliance, and authored several articles on the development of new oil and gas regulations for the state of North Carolina. 

Prior to entering private practice, he served as a summer clerk and fall fellow at the School, where he co-authored Inclusionary Zoning: A Guide to Ordinances and the Law, with C. Tyler Mulligan (School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010). Joyce earned a B.A. with highest honors in political science and French from UNC-Chapel Hill, a master of community planning from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Fields of Expertise
Affordable Housing
City and County Planning
Coastal Resources
Environmental Protection
Historic Districts
Land Use Regulation
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