Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is the only Dominican Law School in the United States and the first American Law School to be part of a university founded by religious women. The School of Law endeavours to offer a quality legal education in a caring environment with a religious dimension. Study and reflection lead to informed action, and a commitment to social justice lead to collaborative service. The School of Law promotes the highest standards of ethics and competence in the practice of law and other pursuits. The School of Law seeks to challenge students to embrace intellectual, personal, ethical, spiritual, ecological, and social responsibilities in an atmosphere of academic freedom. The program strives to equip its graduates to apply the knowledge, values, and skills they acquire to enhance personal growth, the legal profession, the judicial system, society, and the Earth community. Within its Catholic Dominican tradition, the School of Law values matters of faith through religious freedom. The School of Law seeks to enhance diversity in our community and the profession. It endorses recruitment and retention of members of underrepresented groups, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, to create a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Skilled and dedicated to their calling, Barry Law faculty hold outstanding credentials in teaching, scholarship, and service. As former diplomats, negotiators, human rights advocates, scientists, and litigators, our faculty members bring a level of knowledge and commitment that can be gained only through experience. In turn, they pass this diverse training on to you, the law student.
Barry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth, and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances the development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society.