Visiting Professor of Law
Beverly Balos is Clinical Professor of Law Emerita at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she has taught since 1983. Professor Balos joins New York Law School in the spring 2012 semester to teach Teaching Community Based Initiatives in Family. She is an expert in the areas of violence against women, domestic violence, and feminist jurisprudence. She is co-author of Law and Violence Against Women: Cases and Materials on Systems of Oppression. Professor Balos is a visiting professor of law at Seattle University School of Law and has been a visiting scholar at the Michigan Institute for Social Research and a visiting professor at Cornell Law School. Prior to joining academia, she was a partner in the law firm of Balos & Miyamoto. She has served as the Director of Advocacy for Family and Children Services of Minneapolis, where she was also co-counsel in a class action that successfully challenged the constitutionality of the Minnesota Civil Commitment Statute. Professor Balos is a legal consultant to a number of national domestic violence organizations, including the Battered Women’s Justice Project and Praxis International. She also serves on the board of directors of several domestic violence community-based agencies.
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. 1972
University of Minnesota, J.D. 1977 cum laude