Joshua McClain

Headshot Joshua McClain.

Josh is a third-year dual degree student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT School of Law. Prior to graduate school, he worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina, a civil legal services provider, filling an interim role with the Durham Eviction Diversion Program and working as a paralegal for the Disaster Relief Project. With the Disaster Relief Project, he helped low-income clients in eastern North Carolina navigate the long-term hurricane recovery process and saw how race and socioeconomic status shaped access to resources. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2019, where he completed research on North Carolina bail bond schedules and punitive trends in victims' rights amendments. At PJIL, Josh provided research and produced written materials to support the lab's portfolio of projects, including the National Resource Center for Correctional Oversight and the Louisiana Jail Standards Project.