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Faculty Profile

Katherine Barnes

Professor of Law; Associate Professor of Economics (courtesy); Director of the Rogers Program on Law and Society


E-mail:  Katherine Barnes
Office Number: 214
Office Phone: (520) 621-5513

Courses Taught:
Racial Profiling (Seminar Only; Substantial Paper Option is 696n sec. 9) - Law 696Q
Racial Profiling (Substantial Paper) - Law 696n
Empirical Methods in the Law - Law 696M
Public Employment Law - Law 611D
Litigating With Experts - Law 611C
Evidence - Law 608
Criminal Procedure - Law 602

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Published Papers


University of Minnesota, School of Statistics, Ph.D. (2003) 
University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2000) Executive Editor, Journal of Law Reform; Clarence Darrow Scholar
University of Minnesota, M.S. (1999) 
Swarthmore College, B.A. (1993) 

Professional Work Experience

Professor of Law and Director of the Rogers Program on Law and Society (previously Associate Professor), James E. Rogers College of Law, 2007 - present
Professor of Economics (courtesy appointment) (previously Associate Professor), Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, 2007 - present
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Spring 2007
Assistant and Associate Professor, Washington University Law School, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2003 - 2007
Law Clerk, Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, New York, 2002 - 2003
Law Clerk, Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, California, 2001 - 2002

Representative Publications

Is It Fair? Law Professors Perceptions of Tenure, 61 J. Legal Educ. 511 (2012) (co-author, with Elizabeth Mertz).
Rulemaking in the Shade: An Empirical Study of EPAs Air Toxic Emission Standards, 63 Admin. L. Rev. 99 (2011) (co-author, with Wendy Wagner & Lisa Peters).
Place Matters (Most): An Empirical Study of Prosecutorial Decision Making in Death-Eligible Cases, 51 Ariz. L. Rev. 305 (2009).
Against Judgment (reviewing Bernard E. Harcourt, Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age (2007)), 93 Cornell L. Rev. 689 (2008).
Is Affirmative Action Responsible for the Achievement Gap Between Black and White Law Students?, 101 Northwestern L. Rev. 1759 (2007). - Dataset and Programs
Assessing the Counterfactual: The Efficacy of Drug Interdiction Absent Racial Profiling, 54 Duke L. J. 1089 (2005).
Complete List of Publications


Society for Empirical Legal Studies
American Bar Association
American Association of Law Schools
American Mathematical Association
American Statistical Association
Law & Society Association