Barbara Anna Kalinowski

Barbara Anna Kalinowski

Associate Professor

B.A., University of Michigan
J.D., Wayne State University Law School

Professor Kalinowski joined the full-time faculty at Cooley Law School in 2014. She previously served as a Visiting Professor, teaching Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy (Moot Court), and as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Advanced Writing.

Professor Kalinowski was an Assistant Professor of Research, Writing, and Advocacy at Ave Maria School of Law from 2000-2009 and served as the director of that program from 2007-2009. From 1998 through 2012, Professor Kalinowski operated a solo appellate research and brief-writing practice, Barbara A. Kalinowski, PLLC, in Canton, Mich.

Professor Kalinowski has served in various judicial attorney and clerkship positions with the Michigan Court of Appeals in Detroit and the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan. She was an attorney with Draugelis & Ashton, L.L.P., in Plymouth, Mich. from 1997-1998.

She has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan Publications and Website Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee, the Legal Writing Institute, the American Society of Legal Writers (Scribes), and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (2007-2009).

At Cooley, Professor Kalinowski teaches Advanced Writing, Moot Court, and Research and Writing.


Short Works

Kalinowski, Barbara A., Logic Ab Initio: A Functional Approach to Improve Law Students' Critical Thinking Skills (May 22, 2017). 22 Legal Writing ___ (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN:

Barbara A. Kalinowski, Lawyers and Prepositional Phrases: What's Of Got to Do with It?, 94 Mich. B.J., Jul. 2015, at 50.



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Courses: Research and Writing

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