Craig Barkacs, J.D./MBA

Professor of Business Law
Craig Barkacs, J.D./MBA
(619) 260-2387
Office Location
Olin Hall 318
  • MBA University of San Diego
  • J.D. University of San Diego
  • B.A. Kenyon College, Philosophy
Areas of Expertise
International Business, Social And Legal Research

Selected Publications

  • Fair Trade in a Wal-Mart World: What Does Globalization Portend for the Triple Bottom End?, Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • 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
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Issues Surrounding the Marketing of Sexual Enhancement Products for Women, Journal of Law, Business & Ethics
  • 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
  • Learning from Exam Results: A Unique Classroom Experiement that Stimulates Critical Thinking, Journal of Case Studies in Education


Craig Barkacs attained his J.D./MBA from the University of San Diego, and embarked on an illustrious career spanning legal, business, and academia. Often representing the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation cases, he and his law partner wife, Linda, achieved outstanding results litigating opposite the most powerful law firms in the country. Barkacs teaches and publishes in topics on negotiation, corporate social responsibility, ethics, law, and international business across the graduate programs in the SBA and abroad. Professor Barkacs and his wife are principals in The Barkacs Group, which provides negotiation and ethics training for the private sector, and is often sought out by media to comment on business, legal, ethical, and political issues.

Professor Barkacs has won awards for research and publications, including a prestigious University Professorship for outstanding career achievement in teaching, scholarship and service, and designated Professor of the Year by graduate business students.