Joy L. Blanchard
Associate Professor, Higher Education
PhD, Higher Education, University of Georgia, 2008
MS, Higher Education, Florida State University, 2001
Honors BS, Secondary French Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1999
Phone: (225) 578-2192
Office: 111J Peabody Hall
Joy Blanchard’s research focuses on higher education law, primarily issues related to intercollegiate athletics, negligence liability and student welfare, and faculty life. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Education Law Association and served as national conference co-chair in 2018. Joy serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Prior to joining the faculty ranks, Joy worked in student affairs, having served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has held positions in residence life, student conduct, governmental relations and university advancement, service-learning, and student activities.
Blanchard, J. (Ed.). (2018) Controversies on campus: Debating the issues confronting American universities in the 21st century. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Gayles, J. G. & Blanchard, J. (2018). Playing outside the lines: Contemporary legal issues in college sports. In J. G. Gayles (Ed.), Critical issues for student athletes: behind the invisible wall (New directions in student services). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Blanchard, J. & Lugg, E.T. (2017). Students in higher education. In C. J. Russo and E.A. Shaver (Eds.), The yearbook of education law 2016. Cleveland, OH: Education Law Association.
**Blanchard, J., Broido, E. M., Rojas, F. A., & Stygles, K. N. (2016). Graduate student intern exchange: Increasing competencies and awareness through professional development. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(2), 1-14.
Blanchard, J. (2016). Student services: Supporting differences among students. In S. G. Clark (Ed.), Case studies in higher education: The law and administrative decision making. Cleveland, OH: Education Law Association.
Blanchard, J. & Baez, B. (2016). The legal environment: The implementation of legal change on campus. In P. Altbach, P. Gumport, & M. Bastedo (Eds.), American higher education in the twenty-first century: Social, political, and economic challenges (4th ed). Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Blanchard, J. (2015). Intercollegiate athletics. In Fossey, R. & Eckes, S. (Eds.), Contemporary issues in higher education law (3rd ed.). Cleveland, OH: Education Law Association.
**Blanchard, J. & Andrews, C. (2015). Reconciling life and work for the new student affairs professional. In M. Amey & L. Reesor (Eds.), Beginning your journey (4th ed). Washington, D.C.: NASPA.
Blanchard, J. (2015). Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law (3rd edition): Instructor Testing Supplement. Cleveland, OH: Education Law Association.
Blanchard, J. (2015). Flag on the play: A review of antitrust challenges to the NCAA. Could the new College Football Playoff be next?. Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 15, 1-38.
Hutchens, N. H., Sun, J., Blanchard, J., & Breslin, J. (2014). Employee or student?: The First Amendment and student speech arising in practicums and internships. West’s Education Law Reporter, 306, 597-616.
Blanchard, J. (2014). Faculty Senate of Florida International University v. Winn: A struggle of foreign policy, state power, and academic freedom. BYU Education & Law Journal, 2014, 187-206.
Blanchard, J. (2014). Institutional response to the changing legal environment regarding student safety: A multi-campus case study. Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice, 2 (2), Article 5.
Blanchard, J. (2014). Promoting free speech, preserving student safety. NASPA Leadership Exchange, 12 (3), 30-31.
**published with a graduate student
Blanchard, J. Is Title IX the best way to reduce college sexual assault? Education Law Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH. November 2018.
Blanchard, J. Report from the judicial sidelines: An update to legal challenges involving the NCAA. Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. November 2017.
Blanchard, J. What Clery doesn’t capture. Education Law Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. November 2016.
Blanchard, J. Punt while you’re ahead: A review of past and potential antitrust challenges to the NCAA. Education Law Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH. November 2015.
Bell, L. F.; Blanchard, J.; Comeaux, E.; Gaston Gayles, J.; Harper, S. R.; Hughes, R. L. Affirmative action and intercollegiate athletics: Historical and contemporary issues of equity in college sports. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April 2015.
Blanchard, J. Analysis of higher education policy related to sexual harassment and sexual assault: A mixed methods evaluation of selected campuses. Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. November 2014.
Beassie, R., Blanchard, J., Ortiz, J., Sun, J., & Thro, W. Preconference: Avoiding a legal crisis when supporting students of concern. Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. November 2014.
Blanchard, J. Flag on the play: An examination of NCAA policy and potential antitrust challenge. Education Law Association Annual Conference, Westminster, CO. November 2013.
Axmacher, R., Beassie, R., Blanchard, J., & Sun, J. Preconference: Avoiding a legal crisis when supporting students of concern. Education Law Association Annual Conference, Westminster, CO. November 2013.
**Blanchard, J., Pinero, Y., & Starkey, E. Inter-campus graduate student intern exchanges: An examination of practical, professional, and personal development. South Florida Education Research Conference, North Miami, FL. June 2013.
Blanchard, J. Are substance abuse policies on campuses in line with law? National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. March 2013.
Alexandre, M., Areen, J., Blanchard, J., Kaplin, W., Palmer, J., & Rooksby, J. Higher education law and policy scholarship. 34th Annual National Conference on Law & Higher Education, Orlando, FL. February 2013.
Blanchard, J. & Rooksby, J. IP issues in higher education. 34th Annual National Conference on Law & Higher Education, Orlando, FL. February 2013.
Blanchard, J., Deisinger, G., Eels, g., Schwartz, V. Campus safety and support teams: Convergence of promising practices and the new HEMHA Guide. 34th Annual National Conference on Law & Higher Education, Orlando, FL. February 2013.
**presented with graduate student
- LSU Graduate School Summer Institute on the Future of Graduate Studies Fellow: 2017
- LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: 2016
- Junior League of Baton Rouge Mary Frey Eaton Community Service Award: 2017
- Corporation for National & Community Service President’s Volunteer Service Award: 2014
- Guest Reviewer, Oxford University Press: 2018
- Graduate Program Coordinator, Higher Education (masters and doctorate): 2017-
- Annual conference co-chair, Education Law Association: 2017-2018
- Fund Development Committee, Education Law Association: 2017 and 2018 co-chair
- LSU Strategic Plan subcommittee for “Transforming Education: 2016-2017
- George Jay Joseph Award, Education Law Association: 2016 co-chair
- Board of Directors, Education Law Association: 2013-2016
- Editorial Board, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice: 2013-2019
- Review Board, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education: 2012-
- Selection Committee, William A. Kaplin Award, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy: 2012-
- Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Committee, Education Law Association: 2011-2015 (co-chair 2014 & 2015)
- Monthly Contributor, School Law Reporter: 2011-2016