Joy Sabino Mullane

Professor of Law


Joy Sabino Mullane joined the Villanova faculty in 2006. She received her BA, JD with honors and LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida.  While at the University of Florida, she served as a senior research editor on the Florida Law Review and published a casenote, “Employer Liability for Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Created by Supervisors Under Title VII: Towards a Clearer Standard?,” 51 Florida Law Review 559 (1999). She also was invited to join the Order of the Coif.  After law school, Mullane was a corporate finance associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta, then clerked for the Honorable Susan Black on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and later worked as an associate specializing in employee benefits and financial products tax at Davis & Harman in Washington, D.C.

In 2005, Mullane joined the University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty as a visiting assistant professor, teaching Corporate Tax, Federal Income Taxation, and Federal Tax Research. At Villanova, Mullane teaches Introduction to Federal Taxation, Wealth Tax, a seminar on Retirement Policy and courses in the Graduate Tax Program.

Practice Experience

  • Judicial Clerk, Honorable  Susan H. Black, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 
  • Davis & Harman, LLP (Washington DC)
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Atlanta)
  • Joined the faculty in 2006

Office: Rm 345, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-7077


Courses and Seminars

  • Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation
  • Introduction to Federal Taxation
  • Retirement Policy
  • Wealth Tax


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LLM
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD
  • University of Florida, BA