Barbara Glesner Fines has been on the faculty of UMKC Law School since 1986 and currently serves as the Dean of the Law School. Glesner Fines’ research interests focus on professional responsibility issues and family law, as well as aspects of legal education.
Professor Glesner Fines received her masters of law degree from Yale University in 1986 and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1983. She holds a bachelors of philosophy degree from Thomas Jefferson College of Grand Valley State University (1980), and was selected as that school’s distinguished alumna in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at UMKC, Professor Glesner Fines taught at the law schools of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Cincinnati.
She teaches the courses Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Ethical Issues in the Representation of Families and the Seminar in Family Violence.