Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Centre College
J.D., University of Kentucky
Contracts and Sales
Kent Barnett, who specializes in administrative law, contracts and consumer law, joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 2012.
Professor Barnett’s most recent scholarship has been published, or is forthcoming, in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review. His research currently focuses on separation of powers in the federal administrative state and the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His scholarship has been cited by leading administrative-law case books and by the U.S. Court of Appeals. His scholarship has been selected for presentation at, among other places, the 2012 Yale-Stanford-Harvard Junior Faculty Forum at Harvard Law School, the 2012 Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop at William & Mary Law School, and programs at AALS Annual Meetings.
Before coming to UGA, he served as the Inaugural Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he taught administrative law, professional responsibility and contracts. He also served as a judicial clerk for Circuit Judge John M. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and practiced law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in its complex-commercial-litigation and appellate groups.
He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Centre College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and selected as a John C. Young Scholar. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. At the University of Kentucky, he was articles editor for the Kentucky Law Journal and received, among other awards, the Colvin P. Rouse Award for best overall legal scholarship and the Kentucky Commercial Law Foundation Award for best commercial-law scholarship.
To the Victor Goes the Toil—Remedies for Regulated Parties in Separation-of-Powers Litigation, 92 N.C. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014).
Resolving the ALJ Quandary, 66 Vand. L. Rev. 797 (2013).
Avoiding Independent Agency Armageddon, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1349 (2012).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Appointment with Trouble, 60 Am. U. L. Rev. 1459 (2011).
Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Should a Court Certify a Class of Residential Consumers Seeking a Declaration that the Consumers—if They Later Choose—Are Entitled to Rescind for a TILA Violation?, 125 Banking L.J. 160 (2008) (with Angela C. Zambrano).
Lending a Helping Hand?—A Guide to Kentucky’s New Predatory Lending Law, 93 Ky. L.J. 473 (2005).
ARTICLES IN PROGRESS:
Codifying Chevron and Skidmore
Separation of Powers as Penumbra.
Federalism's Role in Consumer Protection.
SEALS Annual Meeting, Administrative Procedure: Enemy of the State?, Panelist, Palm Beach, Fla., July 2013 (forthcoming).
AALS Annual Meeting, “New Voices in Administrative Law,” Structural Remediation of the Federal Administrative State, Presenter, New Orleans, La., Jan. 2013.
Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop, Structural Improvements to Formal Executive Adjudication, Presenter, William and Mary College of Law, Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 2012.
Southeastern Law Schools Senior/Junior Legal Scholars Workshop, Remedying Structural Defects, Presenter, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, La., Oct. 2012.
Junior Faculty Forum, Formal Administrative Adjudication’s Separation-of-Powers Quandary, Presenter, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., June 2012.
Randall-Park Colloquium, Resolving the ALJ Quandary, Presenter, University of Kentucky College of Law, Sept. 2011.
Developing Ideas Conference, Resolving the ALJ Quandary, Presenter, University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2011.
Faculty Presentation Series, Avoiding Independent Agency Armageddon, Presenter, University of Kentucky College of Law, Apr. 2011.
Symposium, American University Law Review, Is Financial Reform Too Big to Fail?, Presenter, Am. U. Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., Mar. 2011.
Forgetting Appointments? —Considering the CFPB and the Overlooked Appointments Clause, Bloomberg L. Rep. -- Banking & Fin., Mar. 5, 2012, at 3–7.
The Twombly/Iqbal Revolution’s Effect on Affirmative Defenses, SIDEBAR (2010).
Wavering Over Consumer Class Actions, 27 Banking & Fin. Servs. 4 (2008) (co-authored).
Ten Things You Should Know About Privilege Under Texas Law, 71 Tex. Bar J. 690 (2008) (co-authored).
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