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Professor Kristen Barnes Named Associate Dean for Faculty Research

Posted on Thursday 9/10/2020
Kristen Barnes

Syracuse University College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise has named Professor Kristen Barnes—an expert in property and housing law, anti-discrimination, and civil rights—Associate Dean for Faculty Research. Barnes will take over the current Associate Dean, Professor Lauryn Gouldin, at the start of the spring 2021 semester.

A teacher of courses on property, housing law, and voting rights, Barnes is a widely published scholar whose articles on housing integration, anti-discrimination, voting, pensions, education, and other topics appear in premier law review journals, including Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice, and Chicago-Kent Law Review. 

Barnes also has presented her work at numerous prestigious conferences, such as the American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting; Harvard Law School’s Institute of Global Law and Policy Conference; the Association of Law, Property, and Society Annual Conference; Loyola Law School’s Constitutional Colloquium; and Fordham Law School’s International and Comparative Urban Law Conference. From 2018 to 2020 she was a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation.

"As Associate Dean, Kristen will lead the College’s continued placement of faculty scholarship in top-tier law journals, bringing noted law experts to Dineen Hall to facilitate the exchange of ideas, encouraging grant-funded research projects, and broadening our faculty’s involvement with noted institutions around the world," says Dean Boise. "I thank Lauryn for her dedication to our research efforts during her term as Associate Dean and for helping to enhance the College’s intellectual output and establishing deeper scholarly relationships with our peers."

In her new role, Barnes will oversee The Faculty Colloquia, an ongoing showcase for cutting edge legal research featuring scholars from around the world, the College’s annual celebration of faculty publications, and "Lightning Round" research reviews. The Associate Dean also organizes presentations by high-profile speakers at College of Law events, including the annual United States Supreme Court Preview, held during Law Alumni Weekend in the fall.