Student Profile: Kevin Barnes

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Dual degree you are pursuing: J.D./Ph.D. in Crime, Law, & Society

Research interests/agenda: My research interests include: drug courts and drug policy, criminal justice, criminology, law and behavioral compliance, and social inequality in the law.

Past Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania - M.S. Criminology, 2014
  • Columbia College - B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 2011, Legal Studies minor

Academic Experiences:

  • UCI Law, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Secretary
  • UCI Law, Lawyering Skills Research Fellow
  • University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant
  • Columbia College, Mock Trial lead attorney
  • Columbia College, Mock Trial Silver Gavel Award
  • Columbia College, Mock Trial Hall of Fame

Presentations, Publications:

  • Master's Thesis: “The Role of the Judge in Drug Court: Contacts, Consequences and Character of Judicial Interaction”
  • Literature Review (in progress): “Criminal Corporations: The Effectiveness of Responses to Noncompliance”

Employment Highlights:

  • Orange County Public Defender's Office, Summer Legal Intern, May–July 2015
  • Jacobs & Crumplar, Paralegal, June 2011–June 2012