Thomas D. Barton
Louis and Hermione Brown Professor of Law
Director, Louis M. Brown Program in Preventive Law
Coordinator, National Center for Preventive Law
Ph.D. Cambridge University [law]
J.D. Cornell University
B.A. Tulane University [magna cum laude,
Phi Beta Kappa, political science]
Courses Taught: Civil Procedure I & II, Contracts I & II, Problem Solving & Preventive Law, Problem Solving Skills & Theory
Professor Barton came to California Western in 1990 from West Virginia University College of Law, where he was the Roscoe P. and Hale J. Posten Professor. In addition to teaching contracts law and problem solving topics, his interests in professional responsibility and the forms of social control reflects his expansive knowledge of the social, historical, and intellectual contexts of law.
Barton has published numerous articles and essays dealing with legal and political philosophy, legal sociology, and problem solving. During law school, he was a member of the Cornell Law Review. Barton practiced taxation and antitrust law in New York state before studying the common law as a problem-solving institution at Cambridge.
- Symposium Introduction: Advancing Intellectual Property Goals Through Prevention and Alternative Dispute Resolution 43 CAL. WEST. INT'L L.J. 5 (2012) (with James Cooper).
- Como disenar un sistema procesal civil, 7 Derecho Mayor 171 (2008).
- "The Rule and Non-Rule of Law," translated as "El Estado de Derecho y Su Ausencia," in Estado de Derecho y Reformas a la Justicia 215 (James M. Cooper, Rainer Grote, Maria InÚs Horvitz & J÷rg Stippel eds., 2005).
- "Practicing Law Preventively and Proactively," 23 Eurolawyer 12 (2005).
- "Preventive Law for Three-Dimensional Lawyers," 19 Preventive Law Reporter 29 (2001).
- "Preventive Law in the Corporate Environment," 25 Director's Monthly 16 (2001).
- "Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Preventive Law, and Creative Problem Solving: An Essay on Harnessing Emotion and Human Connection," 5 Psychology, Public Policy and Law 921 (1999).
- "Creative Problem Solving and Human Rights," 26 ABA HUMAN RIGHTS 17 (1999).
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