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Margaret Martin Barry

Margaret Martin Barry
Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs

JD, University of Minnesota Law School, 1980;
BA, Luther College, 1975

Phone: 802-831-1036



Dreamscapes:  Descendants of Slaves Past, Present and Future, 40 U. TOL. L. REV. 667 (2009)

Justice Education and the Evaluation Process:  Crossing Borders, 28 WASH. U. J.L. & POL'Y 195  coauthored with Martin Geer, Catherine F. Klein, and Ved Kumari

The Clinical Legal Education Movement:  Observations for New Teachers, Keynote Address, AALS New Clinical Teachers Conference, June 2008, SSRN, and in the AALS SECTION ON CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION NEWSLETTER, Volume 2008, Issue 2

Clinical Legal Education in the Law University: Goals and Challenges, 11 INT'L J. CLIN. LEGAL ED. 27 (2007)
Access to Justice: On Dialogues with the Judiciary, 29 FORDHAM URB. L. J. 1089 (2002)

Clinical Legal Education for This Millennium: The Third Wave, with Jon C. Dubin and Peter A. Joy, 7 CLIN. L. REV. 1 (2000)

Accessing Justice: Are Pro Se Clinics a Reasonable Response to the Lack of Pro Bono Legal Services and Should Law School Clinics Conduct Them? 67 FORDHAM L. REV. 1897 (1999)

The District of Columbia's Joint Custody Presumption: Misplaced Blame and Simplistic Solutions, 46 CATH. U. L. REV. 801 (1997)

The Downside of Benign Intent, 5 AM. U. J. GENDER & L. 1 (1997)

Clinical Supervision: Walking That Fine Line, 2 CLIN. L. REV. 137 (1995)

Protective Order Enforcement: Another Pirouette, 6 HASTINGS WOMEN'S L.J. 339 (1995)

A Question of Mission: Catholic Law School's Domestic Violence Clinic 38 HOW. L.J. 135 (1994)

Books and Chapters

Mediation in Montenegro: Considerations for Implementing the New Family Law Statute

"The Role of National and Regional Clinical Organizations in the Global Clinical Movement," with Bloch et al. in The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice (Frank Bloch ed., Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Teen Dating Violence" (coauthor) in Creative Child Advocacy: Global Perspectives (Brooks and Kumari, eds., Sage Publications, India, 2004)

"Reflective Lawyering," Chapter 5 in Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, and Teacher's Manual, West 1998, and revised for 2nd edition, West 2007


Editor, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Child Custody Training Manual, March 2006


Pro Se Pleadings for Unrepresented Litigants in DC Family Court (2005, revised 2007/8) (Collaboration, Members of the Pleadings Subcommittee of the Family Law Representation Committee)

Pro Se Custody Clinic Teaching Materials and Parenting Plan (April 2004) (Lead in collaboration with members of the Custody Clinic Subcommittee of the Family Law Representation Committee)

"The Statutory Standard in Child Custody Cases and How to Meet It," Chapter 3in District of Columbia Bar Practice Manual (1997)

"A Leap Backward: D.C.'s Child Custody Act," The Washington Lawyer (Nov/Dec 1996)

A Teacher's Trouble: Risk, Responsibility and Rebellion, 2 CLIN. L. REV. 315 (1995)(Conference Transcript)

"Domestic Violence," Chapter 12 in District of Columbia Bar Child Custody Training Manual, Second Ed. (with Leslye Orloff) (1995)

Newsletters: As Chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education, President of the Clinical Legal Education Association, and currently as Co-President of the Society of American Law Schools, I have written, or in the case of SALT, co-written the lead articles in the newsletters issued during my leadership positions.