John Q. Barrett, a Professor of Law, has been a member of the faculty since 1995. During the Spring 2003 semester, he is teaching Criminal Procedure I and Professional Responsibility.
Before joining the St. John's faculty, Barrett was Counselor to U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich, who supervised a staff of almost 400 attorneys, criminal investigative agents, auditors and inspectors and had jurisdiction over misconduct and management issues involving DOJ's components and its more than 100,000 employees worldwide.
From 1988-1993, Barrett was Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh (Iran/Contra), where he was responsible for federal grand jury investigations and related litigation and participated in the criminal prosecutions of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter, former Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams and former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger.
Professor Barrett is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B. 1983) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1986) and was, from 1986-1988, a law clerk to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.