Professor Barker earned his undergraduate degree at Duquesne University, where he majored in History and Political Science and was captain of the debate team. He graduated in 1966 from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was Case Editor of the Duquesne University Law Review. Following his admission to the Pennsylvania bar, he served for two years as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama. Upon his return to Western Pennsylvania, he worked as an attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services, an official of the City of Pittsburgh’s Model Cities Program, an associate of the law firm of Rose, Schmidt and Dixon, and Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor at Duquesne University School of Law. In 1974, he earned a Master’s degree in American History at Duquesne. Thereafter, as Assistant Allegheny County Solicitor, he was Legal Counsel to Pittsburgh International Airport for six years, and served as Vice Chairman and, later, Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Airport Law. He returned to the full-time Duquesne Law faculty in 1982.
Natural Law and the United States Constitution, The Review of Metaphysics (2012)
The United States Constitution was written for the purpose of establishing an effective but limited...