Jordan Barry


Jordan M. Barry is a Visiting Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and a Professor of Law and the Herzog Endowed Scholar at the University of San Diego School of Law.

At USD, Professor Barry has taught courses in Corporate Finance, Contracts, Tax, Tax Policy, and Law and Economics, among other subjects. He received USD’s Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2012, was named Herzog Endowed Scholar for both 2014-15 and 2015-16, and was named by student determination a “Favorite Faculty Member” by the USD School of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation from 2011-12. He has also taught at the University of Michigan School of Law.  

Prior to joining the faculty at USD, Professor Barry practiced law in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and clerked for the Honorable Jay Bybee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Barry is a graduate of Cornell University and Stanford Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  

Professor Barry has published papers on a variety of topics, mostly pertaining to business law, tax law, and law and economics. Selected works include Regulatory Entrepreneurship (with Elizabeth Pollman), 89 S. Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), On Derivatives Markets and Social Welfare: A Theory of Empty Voting and Hidden Ownership in 99 Virginia Law Review 1103 (with John William Hatfield and Scott Duke Kominers) (2013); Pills and Partisans: Understanding Takeover Defenses in 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 633 (with John William Hatfield) (2012); and Prosecuting the Exonerated: Actual Innocence and the Double Jeopardy Clause in 64 Stanford Law Review 535 (2012).