2010 Judge in Residence: The Honorable Rosemary Barkett
April 14-16, 2010
Judge Rosemary Barkett sits on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her appointment to the Eleventh Circuit in 1994, she was the first woman Justice on the Florida Supreme Court, sitting as an Associate Justice from 1985 until 1992, when she was chosen by her colleagues to become the state's first woman Chief Justice. Judge Barkett has also served in many other capacities throughout the judicial system in Florida. She served as a trial judge, as the Chief Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, and as an Appellate Judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Prior to her elevation to the bench, Rosemary Barkett was a trial lawyer in private practice from 1971 until 1979 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Born in Mexico, Judge Barkett began her career as a school teacher. As a member of a religious teaching order, she taught both elementary and junior high school before earning a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College, summa cum laude, in 1967 and her juris doctor from the University of Florida Law School in 1970.
Degrees and Awards
The recipient of seven honorary degrees, Judge Barkett has also earned dozens of prestigious honors including being named by the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society as a 2008 Legal Legend. She has also received The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, presented by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and the Latin Business and Professional Women Lifetime Achievement Award, in addition to being inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. She has served on dozens of boards and committees, and is a member of the American Law Institute, The International Women's Forum, and the American Society of International Law, where she serves on the Judicial Outreach Program Advisory Board.
She sat on the Board of Trustees of Barry University, and was also the National Association of Women Judges Honoree of the Year in 1999. Each year, two awards are given in honor of Judge Barkett: the Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award given to an outstanding lawyer by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and The Rosemary Barkett Award which is presented by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers to a person who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to equal justice under law.
She has served on the faculty of Florida's Judicial College, the National Judicial College, The Institute of Judicial Administration's New Appellate Judge Seminar, the Aspen Institute's Justice and Society Seminars, and various other Appellate Judges Seminars and law courses. She has taught seminars on Constitutionalism and Human Rights and Comparative Constitutions at Columbia Law School. In addition, she has lectured in Damascus, Turkey, Algeria, China, Haiti, Khyrgystan, Mexico, and Russia on various substantive and procedural topics as well as on matters pertaining to court administration.
Wednesday, April 14
Welcome Breakfast — Crow’s Nest
Sponsored by student government — all are welcome
Contact Erin Moosebrugger or Jim Sproat
9:00-9:55 Advocacy — all first year students
Room 114 —
10:05-10:45 First Year Advocacy oral argument
Break — student lounge
Constitutional Law — Room 118
Ohio Innocence Project staff and students
Employment Law — Room 100B
Freedom of Expression in the Workplace
Domestic Violence Clinic students
6:30 Faculty dinner, Phoenix
Thursday April 15
8:15-9:00 breakfast — Crow’s Nest
Sponsored by PILG — all are welcome
Contact Jonathan Norman
9-9:55 Judicial Extern class
Combined advanced torts and health care law
Professors Malloy and Bettman
Terry Schiavo case and related issues
12:15-1:15 all school talk by Judge Barkett
Room 118 — Lunch provided
"The Courage To Follow The Law: How Courageous Have Judges Been?"
1:30-3:00 Gender and the law
Transgendered persons and the law
Legal Aid and Ohio Justice and Policy Center
Q and A session
Friday April 16
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Crow’s nest.
Sponsored by Law Women. All are welcome.
Contact: Taryn Filo