Craig Barkacs

Professor of Business Law
Craig Barkacs
(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

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 began his long and close association with the University of San Diego when he arrived as a law student in August of 1978. Upon attaining his J.D./MBA, Professor Barkacs embarked on an exciting and illustrious career spanning the legal profession, the business world, and academia. As an attorney who often represented the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation cases, he and his law partner wife, Linda, consistently achieved outstanding results litigating opposite some of the largest and most powerful law firms in the country. As an educator, Professor Barkacs has designed and taught numerous courses on negotiation, corporate social responsibility, ethics, law, and international business, and has published extensively in those disciplines. He has been very active in teaching in USD’s study abroad programs, and in the numerous graduate programs in the School of Business at the University of San Diego. In addition, he is often sought out by…