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Dean E. Barbieri, JD

Dean E. Barbieri, JD
John F. Kennedy University

Dean Barbieri became dean of John F. Kennedy University College of Law in 2010. Prior to becoming the dean, Mr. Barbieri was the Director for Examinations for The State Bar
of California from 2001-2010, where he was responsible for the development of the California Bar Examination and the California First-Year Law Students’ Examination.

While at The State Bar of California, Dean Barbieri was also involved with the accreditation, regulation, and oversight of the California law schools accredited by the California Committee of Bar Examiners and served as a professional grader of the California Bar Examination and First-Year Law Students’ Examination from 1982-2000.

From 1981-2000, Dean Barbieri was in private law practice in Contra Costa County and was a partner in the law firm of Watson, Hoffe and Barbieri, specializing in business, commercial, real estate, and alternative dispute resolution law matters.

Mr. Barbieri has served on numerous national committees and panels involving the development and administration of state bar examinations and admission to the
legal profession. Dean Barbieri was elected to and has served on the City Council of Piedmont, California since 2004, and in 2010 was elected as Mayor of Piedmont.


BA, University of California, Davis, 1977
JD, University of San Francisco, 1980