Susan Bendlin

Susan Bendlin
Associate Professor of Law


(321) 206-5603


JD, Gonzaga University School of Law (Magna Cum Laude)
BA, University of Virginia (With Distinction)

Classes Taught

Legal Research and Writing 1
Legal Research and Writing 2


Susan Bendlin is an Associate Professor of Law, teaching Legal Research & Writing. Barry Law students voted her “Professor of the Year” for 2012, 2013, and 2014 in the Skills, Legal Writing & Clinical Faculty category.

Her published research centers on education law topics such as the regulation of students’ Internet speech, cyberbullying, school shootings and qualified immunity of school officials.

Her professional career includes 18 years as the Dean of Students at three law schools – Emory, Duke, and Barry. While her primary focus was previously on administration (areas such as Academic Support, Admissions, Financial Aid, Moot Court, ADA compliance, enrollment management, and student activities), Professor Bendlin also has significant teaching experience. She has taught Legal Writing, Federal Appellate Practice, Professional Responsibility (ethics), and Contracts at Virginia, Duke, Emory, and Barry. She also led an “Ethics in Business” seminar for Emory University’s Human Relations division and conducted an intensive legal writing workshop for paralegals at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Professor Bendlin’s favorite career experience was spending five summers in Europe as the on-site director of Duke Law School’s summer abroad program.

Prior to joining the academic community, Professor Bendlin clerked for a federal appellate judge and worked as a litigator at one of Atlanta’s largest and oldest law firms. She is a member of the Bar in Virginia and Georgia.


Professor Bendlin’s publications can be found on the Social Science Research Network.