Joy Green is a native of Dallas, Texas. She is a 2004 graduate of Rice University with a joint Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and policy studies. While attending Rice, Ms. Green studied at La Universidad de la Habana in Havana,Cuba.
Ms. Green received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2011. While there, she interned for the Honorable Dawn Amacker in the Louisiana 22nd Judicial District Court. She also worked as the research assistant to Professor David R. Katner and was instrumental in the publication of his article in the Harvard Law & Policy Review. During her last year, Ms. Green was a student attorney in the Juvenile Litigation Clinic where she represented clients in delinquency proceedings. She also served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and as a legal intern with Immigration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities in New Orleans. Ms.Green is the 2010 winner of the Louisiana Association of Black Judges Writing Contest, and was named a Jones Scholar at the Cowen Institute for Public School Initiatives.
Ms. Green became a member of the State Bar of Texas in 2011. Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. Green was a lead teacher in the Houston Independent School District where she jointly taught English as a Second Language, bilingual, and Gifted & Talented students.