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Croft News
November 8, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Joel Fyke, '05
Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Costa Rica) – Social and Cultural Identity

CURRENT POSITION
Associate with Forman, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy LLP in Jackson, MS, since 2014

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
J.D. at Stanford Law School, 2013
M.A. in Fundamental Rights at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2010

CAREER HISTORY
Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
Program Officer with the Washington Office on Latin America, 2005-2009
Researcher for Inforpress Centroamericana in Guatemala, 2005

β€œThe Croft Institute required us students to push past tidy, simplistic explanations in international relations and to root out the more fundamental drivers behind economic, political, and social developments. Croft instilled and nurtured a drive to go one level deeper, to run down that last loose end, and to distrust the easy answer.  This skillset has shaped my life, helped me understand the world, and made me a better advocate.”