David W. Barman ’05, Patent Attorney & CBA Faculty Member

David W. Barman is a 2005 alumnus of the College of Law and one of the first registered patent attorneys from the college. He recently accepted a full-time faculty appointment with the university’s College of Business. Barman, who has taught courses at the bachelor’s and master’s levels at FIU, recently discussed his career path with FIU Law.

What have you been doing since your graduation from law school?

After law school, I took a position with a patent firm in Hollywood. While I was working there, I had occasion to meet an assistant chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at FIU. Although I did not practice criminal law, they offered me a position teaching a class as an adjunct. I have a teaching background having previously taught high school science/advanced math and SAT and MCAT test preparation for Kaplan.

The position eventually led to teaching assignments in Public Administration, where I taught administrative law, and the College of Business teaching business law. I have been teaching as an adjunct at FIU for six years.

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