Faculty Biography

Jordan M. Barry

Herzog Endowed Scholar and Professor of Law

  • JD, 2005, Stanford University
  • BA, 2002, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Barry teaches in the areas of contracts, tax policy, and law and economics. His research includes corporate and securities law, tax law, and law and economics.

Professional Experience

Barry served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2010.

Honors and Affiliations

Barry served as managing editor of the Stanford Law Review. He is a member of the American Economics Association, American Bar Association, and the American Law and Economics Association. He received USD's Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. 

Key Works

Barry’s publications include "Prosecuting the Exonerated: Actual Innocence and the Double Jeopardy Clause" in 64 Stanford Law Review 535 (2011); "Pills and Partisans: Understanding Takeover Defenses" in 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 633 (with Hatfield) (2011); "On Regulatory Arbitrage" in 89 Texas Law Review See Also 69 (2011); and "When Second Comes First: Correcting Patent's Poor Secondary Incentives Through an Optional Patent Purchasing System" in 2007 Wisconsin Law Review 585 (2007).

Fall 2014 Classes

Spring 2015 Classes

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Contact Information

Warren Hall 308-H
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Online Resources

Publications on SSRN


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