Linda Barkacs

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Linda Barkacs

Linda Barkacs
Associate Professor of Business Law

Email | lbarkacs@sandiego.edu
Phone | (619) 260-7876
Website
Office | Olin Hall 314

    Associate Professor of Business Law

    • J.D. University of San Diego
    • B.A. San Diego State University, Political Science (Cum Laude)
    • A.A. Irvine Valley College, Accounting

    In addition to having earned undergraduate degrees in both accounting and political science, Professor Linda Barkacs received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and subsequently passed the California Bar Exam. She became an associate at the law firm of Hinchy, Witte, Wood, Anderson & Hodges. During that time, she was involved in a number of high profile trials, including a sexual harassment case against the City of Oceanside that resulted in a $1.2 million verdict.

    In 1997, Professor Barkacs and her husband, Professor Craig Barkacs, started their own law firm, Barkacs & Barkacs LLP. The firm specialized in business and civil litigation, as well as employment law. Professor Barkacs handled cases in both federal and state court and was also involved in numerous mediations and arbitrations.

    In 1997, Professor Barkacs began teaching at the University of San Diego School of Business. Since then, she has designed and taught numerous courses on negotiation, law, and ethics. Professor Barkacs often teaches in USD's study abroad programs and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. She received additional training in negotiation at Harvard's Program on Negotiation, the Kellogg School at Northwestern, and Duke's CIBER program on International Negotiation. As a way of keeping her skills honed and relevant, Professor Barkacs and her husband are principals in The Barkacs Group (www.tbgexecutivetraining.com), a business consulting firm that provides negotiation, teams and ethics training for the private sector.

    Professor Barkacs was the university-wide 2008 and 2007 Professor of the Year (as chosen by USD's 2008 and 2007 senior classes). She also received the USD School of Business 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Educator award. She has twice been voted USD's university-wide Faculty Advisor of the Year (2004 and 2005). In December 2007 the National Order of Omega gave her the Commitment to Excellence Award for outstanding leadership, scholarship, and character. In 2007, she received the Creative and Innovative Teaching Award, presented by the Academy of Educational Leadership. Also in 2007, she was a nominee for USD's 2007 Woman of Impact Award. Professor Barkacs has published extensively in the areas of law, ethics, and negotiation. In addition, she has co-authored three business law textbooks, including Dynamic Business Law (2nd ed.), published in 2012. She and her husband, Professor Craig Barkacs, are currently writing a negotiation book aimed at the business community.

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Barkacs, L., Tehrani, S., Barkacs, C. (2013). Divorcing the Defense of Marriage Act: Judicial Tensions in Upholding the Legislated Preclusion of Federal Same-Sex Marital Rights. American University Washington College of Law - Labor & Employment Law Forum, 3 (1), 88-119.

    Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C., Ehrich, K. (2012). Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Issues Surrounding the Marketing of Sexual Enhancement Products for Women. Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, 18 (Winter 2012), 63-72.

    Barkacs, C., Barkacs, L. (2011). Learning from Exam Results: A Unique Classroom Experiement that Stimulates Critical Thinking. Journal of Case Studies in Education, 1

    Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C. (2011). She's Not Heavy, She's My Sister: Does Anyone Really Give a Hooter about Obesity and Weight Discrimination? The Case of the "Heavy" Hooters Girls. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 14 (2), 105-116.

    Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C. (2010). Do I Feel Your Pain? Medical Marijuana, the Workplace, and Federalism. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues , 13 (1), 67-74.

    Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C. (2010). Do You Think I’m Sexty? Minors And Sexting: Teenage Fad . Journal of Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Issues, 13 (2), 23-32.

    Barkacs, L., Custin, R. (2010). Developing Sustainable Learning Communities through Blogging. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 4

    Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C., , . (2009). The Time Is Right -- Or Is It? The Supreme Court Speaks in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 12 (1), 1-7.

    Barkacs, L. Fair Trade in a Wal-Mart World: What Does Globalization Portend for the Triple Bottom End?. Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law

    Journal Article, Professional Journal

    Dalton, T., Custin, R., Barkacs, L. (2011). Debt Cancellation in the Age of Mortgage Foreclosures. Real Estate Taxation, 38 (3), 100:104.

    Book, Chapter in Textbook-New

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: Summarized Cases (1st ed.) - Administrative Law. McGraw-Hill (1st)

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: Summarized Cases (1st ed.) - Consideration. McGraw-Hill (1st)

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: Summarized Cases (1st ed.) - Employment & Labor Law. McGraw-Hill (1st)

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: Summarized Cases (1st ed.) - Employment Discrimination. McGraw-Hill (1st)

    Barkacs, L. (2009). Dynamic Business Law - The Essentials - Administrative Law. (1st), pp.487-502.

    Barkacs, L. (2009). Dynamic Business Law - The Essentials - Consideration. McGraw-Hill Irwin (1st), pp.151-173.

    Book, Chapter in Textbook-Revised

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: The Essentials (2nd) - Administrative Law. McGraw-Hill (2nd)

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: The Essentials (2nd) - Consideration. McGraw-Hill (2nd)

    Barkacs, L. (2012). DBL: The Essentials (2nd) - Employment Discrimination. McGraw-Hill (2nd)

    Barkacs, L. (2012). Dynamic Business Law (2nd ed.) - Administrative Law. McGraw-Hill (2nd), 961-979.

    Barkacs, L. (2012). Dynamic Business Law (2nd ed.) - Consideration. McGraw-Hill (2nd), 342-357.

    Barkacs, L. (2012). Dynamic Business Law (2nd ed.) - Employment & Labor Law. McGraw-Hill (2nd), 913-933.

    Barkacs, L. (2012). Dynamic Business Law (2nd ed.) - Employment Discrimination. McGraw-Hill (2nd), 934-960.

    Barkacs, L. (2011). Dynamic Business Law - Employment Discrimination. McGraw Hill (2nd edition)

    Barkacs, L. Dynamic Business Law (3rd ed.) - Administrative Law. McGraw Hill

    Barkacs, L. Dynamic Business Law (3rd ed.) - Consideration. McGraw Hill

    Barkacs, L. Dynamic Business Law (3rd ed.) - Employment Discrimination Law. McGraw Hill

    Barkacs, L. Dynamic Business Law (3rd ed.) - Labor & Employment Law. McGraw Hill

    Book, Textbook-New

    Barkacs, L. (2009). Dynamic Business Law - The Essentials - Employment and Discrimination Law. McGraw-Hill Irwin (1st), pp.503-523.

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Barkacs, L. (2011). Dynamic Business Law - Labor and Employment Law. McGraw Hill (2nd edition)

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised

    Barkacs, L. (2011). Dynamic Business Law - Consideration. McGraw-Hill (2nd edition)