John Barrett

Current Position: Professor of Law at St. Johnís University School of Law and Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY.

Brief Bio: John Q. Barrett, a Professor of Law, has been a member of the St. John's faculty since 1995. Professor Barrett is writing a biography of Justice Robert H. Jackson that will include the first inside account of Jacksonís year (1945-46) away from the Court as the chief American prosecutor of the principal surviving Nazi leaders at the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, Germany. Before joining the St. John's faculty, Barrett was Counselor to U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich. From 1988-1993, Barrett was Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh (Iran/Contra), where he was responsible for federal grand jury investigations and related litigation and participated in criminal prosecutions. Professor Barrett is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B. 1983) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1986) and was, from 1986-1988, a law clerk to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.

Sample Publications
  • Jackson, Robert H. That Man: An Insider's Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Edited and introduced by John Q. Barrett (Oxford University Press, 2003).