Photograph: Joseph Mastrosimone.

Joseph Mastrosimone

Professor of Law
B.A., University of Rochester, 1995
J.D., George Washington University, 1998
Contact Information:
Room 229
"I am excited to be joining the Washburn Law community and to be able to work with first-year students to develop critical analysis, research and writing skills. Those skills serve as the foundation for not only success in law school but ultimately success as practicing attorneys. Whether students eventually go on to be litigators, transactional attorneys, or decide to use their degree in some other field, good legal analysis and writing will be a part of their success."

Before joining Washburn Law, Professor Mastrosimone was an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas Law School and at the George Washington University Law School where he taught courses in legal research and writing. For more than a decade he has dedicated his career to labor and employment law while working for government agencies and law firms. He served as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Kansas Human Rights Commission and as Senior Legal Counsel to the former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. He also practiced with Stinson Morrison Hecker and Crowell & Moring where he counseled management on labor and employment matters and represented management in labor and employment litigation.

Professor Mastrosimone received his J.D., with highest honors from The George Washington University Law School where he was a notes editor of The George Washington University Law Review, the recipient of the Ogden W. Fields Labor Law Award and the Lawrence E. Siebel Memorial Prize for employment law, and a member of the Order of the Coif. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Professor Mastrosimone's scholarly interests include legal education, acquisition of client counseling skills, employment law, and labor law.

Professor Mastrosimone is Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing I & II
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Employee Benefits Law
Support Staff
Penny Fell
Room 232