Born and raised in the New Orleans Metro area, Joseph Waguespack is a Bachelor of Arts in General Legal Studies candidate in the School of Professional Advancement. Having served more than fifteen years in law enforcement with assignments in a variety of specialized divisions, Joseph has a passion for criminal justice and serving the citizens of his community.
Joseph returned to college seeking his degree in SoPA's Paralegal Studies program with a desire to expand his knowledge of the law. Tulane presented Joseph with a real opportunity to understand the legal system outside the scope of law enforcement, to include how it is both adjudicated and legislated.
Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Joseph has ambitions of attending law school. As such, Joseph participated in a paralegal internship with the Louisiana Department of Justice, with an assignment at the New Orleans Regional Office where he studied under the Deputy Regional Office Chief of the Litigation Division. Joseph has a passion for learning all facets of the law and continues to bring that passion to his role as both a law enforcement officer and his progress towards a career in the legal field.
Joseph has been inducted into both the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) and Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) honor societies for part-time students and legal studies students. He was also a 2021 recipient of the Louis E. Barrilleaux Scholarship award for ASL students.