Joel Christensen


Adjunct Professor


B.A., Knox College

J.D., Washington University School of Law


Professor Christensen is Assistant General Counsel at ARCO Construction Company. Joel earned his B.A., cum laude, in Philosophy and Political Science from Knox College and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

As a law student, Professor Christensen was Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy in 2009-2010 and won the 2008 Wiley Rutledge Moot Court competition. He also received the faculty’s Mary Collier Hitchcock Prize for outstanding writing and was awarded the Dan Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award, selected by his classmates as the graduating student “exemplifying the aims of all those entering the profession of law.” In 2019, Professor Christensen received the St. Louis County Bar Association’s Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the Knox College Young Alumni Achievement Award.