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Carl Barnes

Professorial Lecturer Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Carl Barnes is a lawyer with a background in philosophy. His research interests focus on criminal law and constitutional law. In addition to teaching, he is currently a Consulting Attorney for the American Bar Association, where he is working on the National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC). The NICCC is a project under grant by the DOJ/NIJ to catalog all secondary effects of a criminal conviction anywhere in the United States.

Prior to teaching at AU, he taught logic and ethics courses at universities in California. He draws on that foundation in his JLC courses.


J.D., The George Washington University Law School
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Book Currently Reading
The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology
Hurst - 206D
Contact Info
(202) 885-6470

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