Faculty Notes

Prof. Barbara Barron Directs Skills Courses for NITA and ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Barbara S. Barron, Professor of Skills, Director of the Trial Techniques Program, Director of Student Advocacy Programs and Faculty Advisor to Moot Court Board

From May 18-22, 2015, Professor Barbara S. Barron was the program director and lead teacher for a weeklong combined teacher training and basic trial skills course for Leap, a consortium of 14 public interest law organizations throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Over 100 Leap attorneys attended the course, which was held at CUNY Law School, was offered as part of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Public Service Programs.

Professor Barron lectured throughout the week on skills teaching methodologies in addition to basic trial skill theory and technique.

From May 25-29, Professor Barron was the program director and teacher for a weeklong trial advocacy skills course for an elite group of prosecutors and defense attorneys in Chisinau, Moldova. The program was sponsored by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

The course, co-taught by Lawrence Kessler, the Richard J. Cardali Distinguished Professor of Trial Advocacy, was designed to introduce the Moldovans to the Anglo-American trial advocacy methodology and practice. Professor Barron lectured on American advocacy skills and taught the gamut of skills, from witness examinations to oral arguments.