Jordan Barry’s research spans a variety of topics pertaining to business law, tax law, and law and economics. His work has been published in a range of academic publications, including the Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Journal of Political Economy, Southern California Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review. In addition, his research has been discussed in local, national and international media outlets, including The New Yorker, Bloomberg, NPR Marketplace, the Los Angeles Times, and the Times of India.
Barry’s teaching covers a similar range of business, finance, and tax topics. His courses have included corporate finance, contracts, tax, tax policy, and law and economics, among other subjects. Prior to joining USC, Barry was a professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he also directed the Center for Corporate and Securities Law and co-directed the graduate tax program. In addition, Barry has taught courses at the University of Michigan Law School and the UC Berkeley School of Law.
In his time at the University of San Diego, Barry was awarded the Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in both 2011-12 and 2018-19. He was named the Herzog Endowed Scholar for meritorious teaching and scholarship in both 2014-15 and 2015-16, University Professor in 2019, and the Kaye and Richard Woltman Professor in Finance in 2020. His article Regulatory Entrepreneurship (with Elizabeth Pollman) was named among the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Law Articles of 2017 by Corporate Practice Commentator. He was also named a “Favorite Faculty Member” by the USD School of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation from 2011-12.
Before he became a professor, Barry practiced law in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and clerked for the Honorable Jay Bybee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Stanford Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review.