Professor Barnett specializes in administrative law, contracts and consumer law and joined the Georgia faculty in 2012.
Barnett’s research focuses on the separation of powers in the federal administrative state, administrative adjudication, and judicial review of agency action. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in, among other places, the New York University Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the UC Davis Law Review and the North Carolina Law Review.
His scholarship has been cited by leading administrative law casebooks and by federal district and appellate courts. His scholarship has been selected for presentation at, among other places, the Yale-Stanford-Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference as one of the winners of a call for papers from law faculty, and programs at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meetings. Barnett is currently serving as the Reporter for the Administrative Conference of the United States’ Model Adjudication Working Group.
Before coming to UGA, he served as the Inaugural Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He also served as a judicial clerk for Judge John Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and practiced in the complex-commercial-litigation and appellate groups at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Centre College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, was selected as a John C. Young Scholar and received The Art Prize, The E. Wilbur Cook Music Prize and The Franklin-Bennett Music Prize. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. At the University of Kentucky, he was Articles Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and received, among other awards, the Colvin P. Rouse Award for best overall legal scholarship and the Kentucky Commercial Law Foundation Award for best commercial-law scholarship.
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