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B.A., 1978, University of Southwestern Louisiana
J.D., 1989, Louisiana State University
M.S.W., 1998, Louisiana State University

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Grace Barry

James J. Bailey Professorship in Law
Director of Legal Research & Writing; Associate Professor of Professional Practice


Grace H. Barry is the Director of the 1L Legal Writing courses. Before coming to the Law Center in 1998, Barry was a senior staff attorney for the Louisiana House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary. She also practiced law in Baton Rouge and specialized in maritime law.  She currently serves as a research consultant to the Judicial Administrator's Office of the Louisiana Supreme Court's District Court Rules Committee where she proofread and edits changes to local state court rules. Throughout much of her legal career, she was an adjunct instructor of appellate advocacy at the Law Center. Barry received her Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work degrees from Louisiana State University.  While in law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Board, a finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, and served on the Law Center's Ethics Committee.