Barbara A. Landress, Director
JD, Harvard Law School
PhD, New York University
BA, Yale College
Barbara Landress joined the Office of Graduate Affairs in spring 2009. Barbara came to the Law School from Hunter College of the City University of New York, where as Director of Pre-Law Programs she worked to enhance opportunities for undergraduate students interested in law and public policy, through academic initiatives, mentoring, internship, and financial support programs and to establish Hunter’s Alumni Pre-Law Advisory Board. She also served on Hunter’s Fulbright Awards committee.
Barbara served for five years as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice where she investigated and litigated a wide range of employment discrimination cases. Her docket included cases involving individual employees and impact cases at multi-site facilities. She received two DOJ Special Achievement Awards for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty. Immediately after Law School, Barbara served as a Law Clerk to Judge Norma L. Shapiro of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Barbara’s PhD is in Hebrew and Comparative Literature, with a focus on modern Hebrew and comparative literature. Barbara has taught Hebrew literature at NYU’s College of Arts and Science. She has translated a memoir and literary criticism from Hebrew to English, and is the author of Her Glory All Within (Academic Studies Press 2012) on Israeli and American literary feminism.
Barbara is the recipient of NYU's Distinguished Administrator Award (DAA), the highest distinction given to administrators by the University.
She enjoys working with students from around the world.
BA (Psychology), Haverford College