Before coming to Syracuse, Professor Barrette served as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow with the Onondaga Neighborhood Legal Services Corporation and as a law clerk to the Onondaga County Court. He was in private practice, where he engaged in extensive litigation in commercial law and criminal defense and was supervising attorney and acting director of the Syracuse University Project for Prisoners’ Rights. Professor Barrette was a Fulbright lecturer at Sind Muslim Government Law College in Karachi, Pakistan. He has also lectured extensively on the law of Dharma and Buddhism and regularly teaches mediation to first-year law students as well as individuals and groups in Central New York. Professor Barrette has developed and teaches a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) law course, the first to be taught in a U.S. law school. He has written a legal manual for practitioners of CAM and an article that analyzes the legal issues that affect physicians who practice CAM. He is a member of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty member with the College of Human Services and Health Professions.
- Joseph A. Barrette
- Professor of Law Emeritus