Barbara Bernier

Adjunct Professor


An experienced law professor and leader in legal education for more than twenty years, Professor Bernier has significant administrative experience in establishing several nascent law schools as well as program development and implementation. While her law teaching expertise is comprehensive, Constitutional Law is her primary focus and more specifically, issues concerning Gender and the International Human Rights of Women. Her interests are underscored by her service as a Faculty Advisor to Women’s Law organizations at several law schools.

Professor Bernier’s most recently offered classes include: The Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Comparative International Law as well as the law of Property. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University School of Divinity and her international teaching experience includes semesters abroad at the Universities of Innsbruck, Austria and Reims, France.

Professor Bernier is a graduate of Howard University School of Law (JD), Temple University (LLM). She also holds a Certificate from the International Institute of Human Rights Strasbourg, France and a Diploma from the University of Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Selected Bar Association Memberships include: The Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, The United States District Court – Eastern District, United States Court of Appeals – 3rd Circuit, The District of Columbia, and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


JD Howard University School of Law
LLM Temple University School of Law
Diploma, University of Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Certificate, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France


Feminist Legal Theory