Kevin M. Barry, Quinnipiac University

Professor Hamden, Connecticut Kevin.Barry@quinnipiac.edu Office: (203) 582-3233

Bio/Research

Kevin Barry joined Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2008. He teaches disability law and is the co-director of the law school’s civil justice clinic, which represents low-income clients through a combination of direct legal services, community education, and policy advocacy.

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Bio/Research

Kevin Barry joined Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2008. He teaches disability law and is the co-director of the law school’s civil justice clinic, which represents low-income clients through a combination of direct legal services, community education, and policy advocacy.

Professor Barry’s research focuses on disability law and employment discrimination, as well as other civil rights issues, including death penalty abolition and transgender rights, arising out of his work in the civil justice clinic. His articles have been published in the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Cardozo Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Florida Law Review, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and San Diego Law Review, among others. Professor Barry and his clinic students received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project in May of 2012 for their work in support of abolishing Connecticut’s death penalty, and they continue to advise officials and advocates in other states regarding death penalty repeal legislation. Before coming to Quinnipiac, Professor Barry was a teaching fellow in Georgetown University Law Center’s Federal Legislation Clinic, where he provided pro bono legal services to the Epilepsy Foundation and the larger disability rights coalition in support of their efforts to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act. He was also a member of the team of disability rights lawyers that successfully negotiated draft legislative language with lawyers from the business community, resulting in passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Professor Barry received his B.A. from Boston College in 1997 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2000. After law school, he served as an associate at Ropes & Gray; a researcher at Amnesty International USA and Americans United for Separation of Church and State; and a law clerk to Judge William E. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


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