Patrick Barry

Patrick Barry

Lecturer in Law

Patrick Barry is a Visiting Lecturer at Chicago and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. His teaching and research focus on creating a new vocabulary to talk about advocacy. He is the author of Good with Words: Writing and Editing and the forthcoming series The Syntax of Sports.

An All-American soccer player while an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Patrick played professionally for various teams in Scotland, New York, and Massachusetts before returning to Chicago for law school. He then completed a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan and clerked for both Judge Jennifer Dorsey and Judge Andrew Gordon in Las Vegas. His work at Michigan includes collaborations with the Human Trafficking Clinic, the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic, and the Entrepreneurship Clinic.