Barbara Glesner Fines
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Ruby M. Hulen Professor of Law
(816) 235-2380 (phone)
Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
Research Assistant to Professors Boris Bittker & W. Michael Reisman
Teaching Fellow - Legal Research & Writing Program
Phi Kappa Phi honorary,
Selected as Distinguished Alumnus 1998
1986 - Present
Current Courses Taught: Professional Responsibility, Ethical Issues in the Representation of Families, Family Law, Seminar in Family Violence (co-teach), Poverty Law, Entrepreneurial Lawyering: Solo & Small Firm Practice (co-teach)
Current Clinical Courses: Legal Aid Externship, Family Court Clerkship (co-teach).
Past Courses Taught: Guardian ad Litem Workshop (co-teach), Family Law & Film, Poverty Law, Property I & II, Civil Procedure I & II, Remedies Jurisprudence, Lawyering Skills, Federal Income Tax, Federal Tax Fraud & Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction, Seminar in Great Lawyers
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Courses taught: Civil Procedure I & II, Business Organizations
Visiting Instructor of Law
Courses taught: Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy
Visiting Professor of Law
Courses: Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure
Summers 1992, 1994
Visiting Professor of Law
Courses: Professional Responsibility, Lawyering Skills, Law Practice Management
Visiting Professor of Law
Course: Civil Procedure II
Summer 1985 & 1998
Council for Legal Educational Opportunity Summer Institute
Ethical Issues in Family Representation (2010 Carolina Academic Press)
Professional Responsibility: A Collaborative Approach (Context and Skills Series)(forthcoming 2011 Carolina Academic Press)
BOOK CHAPTERS & ESSAYS:
Fines, Barbara. Balancing Interests and Pursuing Priorities is Serving Victims of
Domestic Violence - A Comparison of Approaches in the
Chemersky, Erwin and Glesner Fines, Barbara. Constitutionality of the Bankruptcy Reform Act. In Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy (ABA 2006)
Glesner Fines, Barbara. The 10 Most Common Ethical Rainmaking Mistakes Lawyers Make. In How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers (ABA 2005)
Teaching Family Law in Friedland & Hess, Teaching the
Remittitur and Additur, Damages Deskbook (Mo. Bar 2001)
Landlord Liability for Crime, Commercial Leasing (
Pressures Toward Mediocrity in
the Representation of Children, 37
Fundamental Principles and Challenges of Humanizing Legal Education, 47 Washburn Law Review 313 (2008)
Ethical Issues in Collaborative Lawyering, 21 Journal of
Reprinted in Jana Singer & Jane Murphy, eds., Resolving Family Conflicts (Ashgate 2009)
With Cathy Madsen, Caring, Competence and the Family Law Attorney, 75 UMKC Law Review 965 (2007)
Reprinted in the January/February and March/April 2009 issues of the Minnesota Family Law Journal.
With Kisthardt, Mary Kay. Making Room at the Table: Reconceptualizing the Legal System’s Use of Child Custody Evaluation, Family Court Review, (Spring 2005)
Almost Pro Bono: Appointed Attorney Representation in Family Court, 72 UMKC Law Review 337 (2003).
The Impact of Expectations on Teaching and Learning Law, 38 Gonzaga Law Review 89 (2002/03).
From Representing "Clients" to Serving "Recipients": Transforming the Role of the IV-D Child Support Enforcement Attorney, 67 Fordham Law Review 2155 (1999).
Competition and the Curve, 65 UMKC Law Review 879 (Summer 1997).
Looking Ahead at Lawyer Liability to Non-Clients, South Texas Law Review 37
Joinder of Tort Claims in Divorce Actions, 12 Journal of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 285 (Winter 1994).
Election of Remedies in
Landlords as Cops: Tort,
Nuisance & Forfeiture Standards Imposing Liability on Landlords for Crime
on the Premises,
The Ethics of Emergency
Fear and Loathing in the
Teaching and Learning Law -- A Resource Compendium on Legal Education Pedagogy http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/glesnerfines/bgfedu.htm (includes a number of my short articles on various teaching topics)
Stress & Legal Education (1999 web article at http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/glesnerfines/bgf-strs.htm)
Law School Materials for Success (1998)(distributed to law schools through Teaching & Learning Law website: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/glesnerfines/success-front.htm)
Researching Professional Responsibility (1997) (web article at http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/glesnerfines/bgf-13.htm)
The Rewards and Risks of Authoring a Web Site, In Lessons from The Web, Jurist (August 1998)
Ross Essay: Clients as Teachers,
Annotated Bibliography: Elder Law, 1995-2000, 16 Journal Of The Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers 593 (2000).
Unethical Honesty? Business Law Today (May 1997).
The Same Old Alternative:
Ending It: Dispute Resolution in
PUBLISHED TEACHING MATERIALS:
Dispute Resolution Problems
Problem with Paint,
Linda Lender v. Bobby Borrower, (Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution 1997).
Minerals and Memories in SALSICH & JOHNSON, CASES & MATERIALS IN PROPERTY, Teachers Guide (1990).
Lesson Guide: Triplett v. Beuckman in SHOBEN & TABB, REMEDIES: CASES AND PROBLEMS, Teachers Guide (2d ed. 1996).
Computer Assisted Instruction Programs (published through CALI http:www.cali.org)
• Interpreting the Language of Conveyances (1996)
• Sources of Law Regulating the Practice of Law (1999)
• Admission to Practice (2000)
• Bases for Attorney Discipline (2000)
• Choosing and Withdrawing from Representation (2001)
• Fees (2002)
• Client or Not? (2002)
• Equitable Remedies - An Overview (2003)
• Characterizing Remedies (2003)
• History of Equity (2003)
• The Policy Debate over Attorney's Fees Rules (2004)
• Tracing (2004)
• Election of Remedies Doctrines (2004)
• Non-Economic Damages: Proof and Argument (2004)
• Recovery of Attorneys Fees (2004)
• Distinguishing Confidentiality & Attorney-Client Privilege (2007)
• Appeal of Injunctions (2007)
• Active Listening Skills (2007
Editor/Author, Family Law Prof Blog (with associate editor, Professor Nancy VerSteegh) 2004-2009
Advisory Board, Legal Education Abstracts, (SSRN 2005 – 2008)
Editorial Board Member, Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, (2002 – 2007)
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Secretary 98-99; Vice-President 99-2000, President, 2000-01
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS ON TEACHING
Formative Assessment into the Classroom” Legal Education at the Crossroads III,
Questions for Assessment” Assessment Plenary, Legal Education at the
Practices in Legal Education - Formation of Professional Identity,"
in the Classroom," Program Chair, AALS Teaching Methods Section,
of Humanizing Legal Education," Keynote, Humanizing Legal Education
Education at the Crossroads”, Invited Discussant,
Directions in Teaching and Learning," Conference Organizer, Institute for
by Doing: Service Learning & Field Observation," Institute For
with Students: Practical Strategies for Active Stress Intervention," AALS
Workshop on the Search for Balance in the Whirlwind of
Perspectives in Teaching Family Law," Institute for Law School Teaching
Spring Conference ,
"Family Law Education Reform," Invited Discussant, AFCC/Hofstra Law School Conference on Family Law Reform, 2004.
"Diffusing a Curriculum with Diversity," National Association for Mulitcultural Education National Conference,
"How Today's Students Learn ,"
AWARDS & GRANTS