Barry Schaller

Barry R. Schaller is a Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He retired from the Connecticut Supreme Court at the end of 2008, having served on all of Connecticut’s statewide courts during his 38 years on the Bench. He contineus his judicial service, hearing appeals at the Connecticut Appellate court and conduccting mediations for the Superior Court. He presently chairs the Committee on Judicial Ethics for the Connecticut Judicial Branch. During his career, he has served in the Executive and Legislative branches of government as well. Justice Schaller has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects, including federal and state constitutional law, family violence, law, literature and culture, neuroscience and law, managerial judging, and jurisprudence. He received his B.A. from Yale College (residing in Branford College) and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He has written three books addressing the intersection of law with other disciplines and aspects of American culture. A Vision of American Law: Judging Law, Literature, and the Stories We Tell was published in 1997 (2001 paperback ed.). Understanding Bioethics and the Law: The Promises and Perils of the Brave New World of Biotechnology was published in 2008. His most recent book, Veterans on Trial: The Coming Court Battles Over PTSD, was published in June 2012.