Joseph is an associate professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School. His research focuses on intellectual property, particularly its relationship to creativity and the creative process. He is also interested in how law shapes the production and consumption of music. He earned his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College with a joint major in music and religion, his M.Phil. in musicology from the University of Cambridge, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He practiced as an associate at Jenner & Block in the firm’s content, media, and entertainment group, where he specialized in litigation involving the music industry, before entering the legal academy.