Craig Barkacs

Craig Barkacs
Phone: (619) 260-2387
Office: Olin Hall 318

Professor of Business Law

  • MBA University of San Diego
  • J.D. University of San Diego
  • B.A. Kenyon College, Philosophy

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 JD/MBA, 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, 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. In addition, he is often sought out by the media to provide commentary on business, legal, ethical and political issues. As a way of connecting with the broader business community and as a way keeping his skills honed and relevant, Barkacs and his wife are principals in The Barkacs Group, a business consulting firm that provides negotiation and ethics training for the private sector.

Selected Publications

  • Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C. (2016) Budget Time: A Gender-Based Negotiation Simulation, Journal of Management Education.
  • Barkacs, L., Barkacs, C. (2014) Fair Trade in a Wal-Mart World: What Does Globalization Portend for the Triple Bottom End?, Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law , 14(2), 1-22.
  • 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, 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.

News

CBS-8, San Diego, House votes to block Obama-era privary rule, March 28, 2017

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Do Assertions, White Lies Actually Hurt Politicians? February 18, 2016