B.A., Tufts University; J.D., Yale University; LL.M., George Washington University
Professor Barron joined the faculty in 1965. He served as Dean of the Law School from 1979 to 1988. He has argued and participated in First Amendment and other constitutional cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and served as a consultant to the Senate Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Watergate). He has served as Chair of the ABA Committee on Graduate Legal Education and as Chair of the AALS Section of Mass Communication Law.
Professor Barron teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and communications law and on First Amendment issues. In 2004, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento in Italy.
His books include Freedom of the Press for Whom? (1973), Constitutional Law: Principles and Policy (7th ed. 2006) (with Dienes, McCormack, and Redish), Mass Communication Law (6th ed. 1998) (with Gillmor and Simon), Constitutional Law in a Nutshell (7th ed. 2009) (with Dienes), First Amendment Law in a Nutshell (4th ed. 2008) (with Dienes), and Constitutional Law, Black Letter Series (8th ed. 2010).
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