B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, St. Mary’s University, 2003
J.D., magna cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2006
Joined Southwestern: 2021
Professsor Joe Trigilio is the executive director of Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent (LPI), a clinic that represents wrongfully-convicted inmates in postconviction proceedings. Prior to joining LPI, Professor Trigilio was a Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender in that office’s Capital Habeas Unit, where he represented inmates in their federal habeas corpus and post-conviction proceedings. Professor Trigilio began his career as a staff attorney at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center in San Francisco, where he represented death-sentenced inmates in their state postconviction proceedings. He came to California from San Antonio, Texas, where his exposure to the death penalty led him to a career as a capital habeas attorney.