Professor Robert Talbot Named Philip and Muriel Barnett Professor of Trial Advocacy

Posted Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00

Professor Robert Talbot has been appointed the Philip and Muriel Barnett Professor of Trial Advocacy, which recognizes a faculty member with experience in trial advocacy.

“Bob is an extraordinary professor and mentor to our students,” said Dean John Trasviña. “As it was for his predecessors, Professors Emeriti Steve Shatz and Sharon Meadows, the Barnett Chair is a well-earned and appropriate recognition for teaching litigation skills, service to the School of Law community, and the cause of access to justice across California.”

Talbot has taught at the School of Law continuously since 1966 and became a leader in clinical education. He founded and currently directs several USF law clinics, with practice areas ranging from employment to internet and intellectual property law, and he also founded and oversees the Entrepreneurial Ventures Legal Services Project that supports start-up ventures. He previously created clinics focused on investigations, narcotics prosecutions, and the economic aspects of divorce.