Visiting Professor Bernie Burk spent 25 years as a practicing lawyer at a larger firm in San Francisco before transitioning to law teaching in 2010. He has taught at a number of law schools around the country since then. Prof. Burk will be teaching Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Sales this year at SeattleU, and can't wait to get started. He also teaches Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Conflicts of Laws, and litigation skills courses.
Prof. Burk publishes in the areas of Legal Ethics, the Legal Profession, and Legal Education, and recently published a Professional Responsibility textbook through Aspen Press entitled Ethical Lawyering: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned. He's also a regular contributor at The Faculty Lounge blog, www.thefacultylounge.org. He serves as a consultant and expert witness in Professional Responsibility and Professional Conduct matters, and has provided pro bono support to legal aid organizations on regulatory and ethics issues.
- Ethical Lawyering: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned (with Nancy B. Rapoport, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law; and Veronica J. Finkelstein, Assistant United States Attorney, E.D. Pa., and adjunct, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Rutgers Law School Camden) (2021)
- Competitive Coping Strategies in the American Legal Academy: An Empirical Study (with Jerome M. Organ, University of St. Thomas School of Law; and Emma B. Rasiel, Duke University Dept. of Economics), 19 Nev. L.J. 583 (2019)
- The New Normal Ten Years In: The Job Market For New Lawyers Today, And What That Means For The Legal Academy Tomorrow, 12 Fl. Intl. L. Rev. 341 (2019) (Symposium Issue)
- What's New About the New Normal: The Evolving Market for New Lawyers in the 21st Century, 41 Fl. St. L. Rev. 545 (2014)
- Big But Brittle: Economic Perspectives on the Future of the Law Firm in the New Economy (with David McGowan, University of San Diego School of Law), 2011 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2011)