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Jennifer Barnes

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Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Civil Litigation Clinic

Jennifer Barnes is an advocate for equal justice in the classroom and the courtroom, where she trains and supervises student attorneys, and in the community, where she assists individuals without adequate resources to obtain legal services.

In July 2017, Professor Barnes was appointed as an associate clinical professor and director of the Civil Litigation Clinic, which opens in January, 2018. She will teach a seminar course and manage student and faculty caseloads, supervise student attorneys representing clients in housing, employment, and consumer fraud cases, evaluate and assign client intakes, and oversee clinic staff.

Professor Barnes was a trial attorney for fourteen years. She and her law partner’s largest verdict was $8.25 million which involved a wrongful death and a plaintiff who sustained catastrophic injuries. Professor Barnes joined her alma mater as a visiting professor in 2001. Under her direction, the former Civil Justice Clinic received the top award from the Volunteer Lawyers Program for providing legal services to Arizona victims of foreclosure equity scams.

As director of the Academic Success Program since 2013, Professor Barnes has supervised all law students on academic probation, including teaching Legal Analysis and presenting panel discussions to first-year students about how to succeed in law school.

Throughout her career, Professor Barnes has demonstrated her superior education and leadership skills, having been awarded the prestigious YWCA “Education Leader Award” during its Tribute to Women and named one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona. She further received the “Outstanding Teaching Award” from the 2004 law school graduating class.

Professor Barnes serves on the Board of Directors of both the William E. Morris Institute for Justice and the Arizona Legal Center, and is a past president of Community Legal Services. She is a member of the Clinical Legal Education Association, the Association of Academic Support Educators, and the Association of American Law Schools.

Education

B.S., University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

J.D., Arizona State University

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 598Special Topics
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 785Externship
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 785Externship
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 598Special Topics
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 785Externship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 785Externship
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 598Special Topics
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 785Externship
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 598Special Topics
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 785Externship
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 785Externship