Robert H. Jackson Center

John Q. Barrett

John Q. Barrett

John Q. Barrett

Professor Barrett attended college at Georgetown University, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is currently a professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. There he teaches legal history, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. He is currently teaching at St. John’s program in Barcelona Spain. Professor Barrett is also the Elizabeth S. Lenna fellow and a board member at the Robert H. Jackson Center. He has been named a ‘Professor of the year’ by students at St. John’s, and has received a Faculty Outstanding Achievement Medal from the University.

Professor Barrett is currently writing a biography of late Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, which will include an in depth account of Justice Jackson’s time as Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. Professor Barrett also manages the ‘Jackson’ list, sending periodic emails to people interested in Jackson.

Before Professor Barrett worked at St. John’s he was a counselor to U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich, and a law clerk to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.

For a brief discussion by Professor Barrett about Justice Jackson and the Nuremberg Tribunal click here.