Admitted to the bar of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. Before attending law school, Professor Barshay worked as a teacher, magazine editor and principal of a speakers bureau. Dedicated to public interest law and teaching, she has served as chair of the Nassau-Suffolk Law Services Advisory Council; president of Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence; chair of the Bar Association of Nassau County's Arts and Letters Competition, member of the Community Relations, Family Law, and We Care Committees of the Nassau County Bar Association and participant in the Association's Lawyer in the Classroom program. She is a member of the Law Guardian Advisory Committee, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department which appoints Law Guardians and sets standards for lawyers who represent children involved in Family Court proceedings. She is also Touro's liaison to the Theodore Roosevelt Chapter of the American Inn of Courts and a member of its executive committee, chair of Touro's Jewish Programs Committee and member of the law school's Academic Policy Committee. Professor Barshay was the recipient of the Paul Marks Public Interest Award in 1996 and 2004 and is the author of "The Implications of the Constitution's Religion Clauses on New York Family Law" which was published by the Howard Law Journal.