Distinguished Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
|B.A.||1982||University of the Pacific|
|J.D.||1986||McGeorge School of Law, with distinction|
Daniel Barnett began his teaching career at Boston College Law School in 1990, where he received the 2004 Boston College Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2007 Teaching with New Technology Award. Professor Barnett has been active in the Association of American Law Schools, serving as Chair of the Section on Legal Writing, Analysis and Research and Chair of the Task force on Military Recruiting—Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute and was the National Coordinator of the Campaign to Repeal the Solomon Amendments. Professor Barnett’s scholarship focuses on student assessment, legal writing and innovative methodologies in law school teaching. He has developed a variety of training programs for practicing lawyers, including workshops for the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and several large law firms. In 2002, Professor Barnett was the Visiting Professor of American Law at the University of Avignon, France. Before teaching, he practiced law at McDonough, Holland & Allen in Sacramento and Kutak Rock in New York and Omaha, specializing in corporate and securities law.