Barbara Glesner Fines

Barbara Glesner Fines is the Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where she has taught since 1986. She served as Executive Associate Dean from 2008 to 2016 and as Dean of the School of Law from 2017 until July 2023. Professor Glesner Fines received her master of law degree from Yale University and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Professor Glesner Fines is an expert on professional ethics, family law, and legal education and has authored numerous articles and books on these subjects.  She has taught a range of courses from Property and Federal Income Tax to Family Law and Civil Procedure. Her drive to create community-connected legal education has led to the creation of several innovative programs at the School of Law.  She helped to found the UMKC School of Law Child and Family Law Program, which is currently ranked as one of the top four programs of its kind in the United States.  She is also one of the founding faculty members and continues to teach the Entrepreneurial Lawyering: Solo & Small Firm Practice Program, which prepares students with critical law practice management skills.  She was instrumental in launching the UMKC School of Law's award-winning Self-Help Legal Clinic in collaboration with Legal Aid of Western Missouri, which she now directs. 

Professor Glesner has held leadership positions in many organizations devoted to legal education, including the AALS Section on Teaching Methods (Chair 2012-13); the AALS section on Professional Responsibility (Chair Elect 2015-16); the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (Board of Directors, 1998‐2005; President 2002‐2005; Editorial Board 1998- current); and the Institute for Law School Teaching and Learning (Advisory Board 2003-date, Acting President 2006‐2008).

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Property at Divorce Crossword Puzzle
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Paternity Crossword Puzzle
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Interpreting the Language of Conveyances August 27, 2019
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Equitable Remedies - An Overview February 22, 2019
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137
Characterizing Remedies March 12, 2019
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67
History of Equity March 12, 2019
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100
Sources of Law Regulating the Practice of Law February 22, 2019
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437
The Law Governing Admission to Practice Law September 10, 2018
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293
Basis for Attorney Discipline August 7, 2023
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342
Choosing and Withdrawing from Representation September 10, 2018
29
358
Ethics of Fees November 10, 2020
61
461
Client or Not? October 7, 2014
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505
Recovery of Attorneys Fees May 3, 2019
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4
The Policy Debate over Attorney's Fees Rules March 12, 2019
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Tracing March 12, 2019
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11
Election of Remedies Doctrines March 21, 2019
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6
Non-Economic Damages: Proof and Argument March 21, 2019
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11
Appealing Injunctions September 8, 2014
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10
The Attorney's Duty of Confidentiality & the Attorney Client Privilege November 9, 2022
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Exceptions to the Ethical Duty of Confidentiality Designed to Protect Third Persons from Harm September 2, 2014
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