Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
Associate Professor of Law
A.B., Colgate University
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
Phone: 717.541.3976 D. Benjamin Barros is the Dean of Faculty Research and Development and Associate Professor of Law at Widener's Harrisburg campus. Professor Barros joined Widener in 2004 from the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice focused on international litigation and arbitration. While in practice, Professor Barros taught International Arbitration as an adjunct at Fordham University School of Law. Professor Barros also practiced in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Milton Pollack of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. During the 2007-08 school year, Professor Barros was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.
At Widener, Professor Barros teaches: Property, Business Organizations, Real Estate Transactions, and Seminars on Takings and Property Theory. His research focuses on property law and theory, property law reform, and takings. In 2008, he was chair of the Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Professor Barros is a graduate of Colgate University (A.B., 1991) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1996), where he was an editor of the Fordham Law Review. Since 2006, Professor Barros has been pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park.Selected Recent Publications
- The Complexities of Judicial Takings, 45 U. Rich. L. Rev. 903 (2011)
- Toward a Model Law of Estates and Future Interests, 66 Washington & Lee L. Rev. 3 (2009)
- Property and Freedom, 4 NYU J. L. & Liberty 36 (2009)
- Legal Questions for the Psychology of Home, 83 Tulane L. Rev. 645 (2009)
- Group Size. Heterogeneity, and Prosocial Behavior: Designing Legal Structures to Facilitate Cooperation in a Diverse Society, 18 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 203 (2008)
- Nothing "Errant" About It: The Berman and Midkiff Conference Notes and How the Supreme Court Got to Kelo With Its Eyes Wide Open in Private Property, Community Development, & Eminent Domain (Robin Paul Malloy ed. 2008)
- Home as a Legal Concept, 46 Santa Clara Law Review 255 (2006)
- Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy, (Barros ed., Applegate, 2010)