Prof. Barbara Barron Quoted in New York Times on Changes to Harvey Weinstein’s Defense Team

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

Harvey Weinstein Is in the Market for a ‘Dream Team’ Defense
By Jan Ransom
The New York Times
Jan. 20, 2019

But now Mr. Weinstein appears to be reasserting control over his defense — using the template set out by O.J. Simpson in his murder trial in 1995 — and assembling a team of legal experts. One person familiar with Mr. Weinstein’s thinking said he is “looking for an experienced woman” to defend him against allegations of rape and sexual assault.

“I don’t find it unusual from a person who is Harvey Weinstein,” said Barbara S. Barron, a former prosecutor who teaches law at Hofstra University. “He wants to have a woman on his defense team — I think that’s perfectly aligned with what we know about him.”

Alan Feuer and William K. Rashbaum contributed to this report.

A version of this article appears in print on Jan. 21, 2019, on Page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: Weinstein Begins Casting For a Defense ‘Dream Team’.

Read the full article on the New York Times website.

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