Linda L. Barkacs, J.D.
In addition to earning undergraduate degrees in both accounting and political science, Professor Linda Barkacs received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is a member of the California Bar.
As an attorney, she worked for a large litigation firm in downtown San Diego. Later, she took on the role of managing partner of Barkacs & Barkacs, a law firm she began with her husband, Craig Barkacs. During her distinguished legal career, she successfully litigated numerous high-profile cases, many of which involved intensive negotiations.
In 1997, she began teaching at the University of San Diego School of Business. Professor Barkacs has designed and taught numerous courses on negotiation, law, and ethics. She teaches in USD's undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Masters of Science in Executive Leadership (a Ken Blanchard program), the Masters of Science in Global Leadership, the Masters in Accountancy/Masters in Tax, and the Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management. Professor Barkacs often teaches USD's study abroad classes and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. She received additional training in negotiation at Harvard's Program on Negotiation, the Kellogg School at Northwestern, and Duke's CIBER program on International Negotiation.
Professor Barkacs stays engaged in the business world through heading the business-consulting firm, The Barkacs Group. This agency is known for providing superior corporate seminars in negotiation and influence, organizational power and politics, leadership, ethics, and presentation skills.
Professor Barkacs has won numerous teaching awards, both for the School of Business and university-wide, at the undergraduate and graduate teaching levels. She has published extensively in the areas of law, ethics, and negotiation. In addition to co-authoring Dynamic Business Law (now entering its 4th ed. with McGraw-Hill), she and her husband, Craig Barkacs, are co-authoring a book on negotiation.