Professor Barnhizer was Articles Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal where he
received a Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude. He then served as a Reginald Heber Smith
Community Lawyer Fellow in the Colorado Springs Legal Services Office, a Ford Urban Law
Fellow, and a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Law School from which he received a
Masters of Law degree. He has been active in the areas of environmental law and policy
and was Senior Advisor to the International Program of the Natural Resources Defense
Council. He served as Executive Director of The Year 2000 Committee and consulted
extensively with environmental organizations, including the World Resources Institute,
the International Institute for Environment and Development, World Wildlife Fund, and the
Center for Global Change. He served as a Visiting Professor with the School of Law of the
University of Westminster in London (2003, 2009-2012) and as Senior Associate Research
Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) at the University of London
(2009-2012). He is the author of THE WARRIOR LAWYER, a book on legal strategy, and has
also published STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES, THE BLUES OF A REVOLUTION,
ENVIRONMENT CLEVELAND, HYPOCRISY & MYTH: THE HIDDEN ORDER OF THE RULE OF LAW, and
edited a two-volume set PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS. He has also
published more than fifty articles and book chapters in a wide variety of areas. 

Articles

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Abandoning and "unethical" System of Legal Ethics, Michigan State Law Review (2012)

It is time to abandon the pretense of “legal ethics” as an independent lawyer-run system...

 

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ADR and Independent Dispute Evaluation, SSRN (2011)

The combination of lawyers’ economic self-interest, caseload demands, knowledge deficiencies and employer and opponent behavior...

 

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Golem, 'Gollum', Gone: The Lost Honor of the Legal Profession, SSRN (2011)

The golem is the mud and stick figure of folklore created to protect Jews from...

 

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The Purposes and Methods of American Legal Education, Journal of the Legal Profession (2011)

The best way to represent the focus of the essay’s analysis is by outlining its...

 

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Redesigning the American Law School, Michigan State Law Review (2010)

In other industries when there is a decline or severe curtailment of the demand for...

 

Books

Hypocrisy and Myth: The Hidden Order of the Rule of Law (with Daniel D. Barnhizer), Scholarship Collection (2009)

The Rule of Law is neither a scientific nor a particularly rational invention, but an...

 

The Blues of a Revolution: The Damaging Impacts of Shrimp Farming (with Isabel de la Torre), Scholarship Collection (2003)

Case studies from around the world dealing with the damaging social and environment impacts of...

 

Effective Strategies For Protecting Human Rights: Economic Sanctions, Use of National Courts and International Fora and Coercive Power, Scholarship Collection (2001)

This text brings together the experiences of a diverse range of leading human rights advocates...

 

Effective Strategies For Protecting Human Rights: Prevention and Intervention, Trade, and Education, Scholarship Collection (2001)

The second volume of Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights concentrates on strategies for increasing...

 

Contributions to Books

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The "Delicately Constituted Fiction" of The Rule of Law, Rule of Law in the New Millennium: Changing Scenario (2008)
 

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Human Rights as a Strategic System, Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights: Economic Sanctions, Use of National Courts and International Fora, and Coercive Power (2001)
 

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Human Rights Strategies for Investigation and "Shaming," Resisting Globalization Rhetoric, and Education, Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights: Prevention and Intervention, Trade, and Education (2001)
 

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Trade, Environment and Human Rights: The Paradigm Case of Industrial Aquaculture and the Exploitation of Traditional Communities, Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights: Prevention and Intervention, Trade, and Education (2001)

This chapter explores the collision of competing systems and vaules in the specific context of...

 

Unpublished Papers

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Defending the Rule of Law in an Era of Cultural Fragmentation and Cynicism, ExpressO (2014)

Abandonment of a belief in the objectivity of knowledge, along with the postmodernist assertion that...

 

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Law School Enrollments and Adaptive Strategies (2014)

There is no “national” or “global” law school enrollment crisis but a serious enrollment decline...

 

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Self-Interest and Sinecure: Why Law School can’t be “Fixed” from within (2014)

The issue of how best to do a legal education is being approached as if...

 

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Surveillance, Speech Suppression and Degradation of the Rule of Law in the “Post-Democracy Electronic State” (2014)

None of us can claim the quality of original insight achieved by Alexis de Tocqueville...

 

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Survival Strategies for "Ordinary" Law Schools (2014)

This analysis is focused on approaches and actions that involve “ordinary” American law schools located...

 

Presentations

Comparison of Russian and American Clinical Education, Proceedings of the CSU/Novgorod University Conference on Clinical Legal Education (2000)