Wes E. Henricksen
Assistant Professor Of Law
Legal Research and Writing
JD, University of Washington School of Law
BA, Washington State University (Summa Cum Laude)
Wes Henricksen is an Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University School of Law. He graduated number one in his major and with summa cum laude honors at Washington State University, and received his J.D. from the University of Washington, where he served as the Executive Notes & Comments Editor on the Washington Law Review.
His scholarship touches on climate change, fraud, consumer protection, and scientific knowledge. His current research seeks, broadly, to answer two questions. First, how can those who misrepresent scientific knowledge be held accountable under fraud or other laws? And second, how can the law best protect and promote objective, valid science?
Professor Henricksen’s recent publications include articles addressing the legal standard to be applied in cases of scientific knowledge fraud, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Oregon Law Review, UMKC Law Review, Washington Law Review, and elsewhere. He is also the author of Making Law Review, a guidebook for law students that explains how the write-on competition works, and how to succeed in it. Apart from his writing, he has also presented his research at workshops, conferences, and law schools around the country.
At Barry Law, Professor Henricksen teaches or has taught Legal Research and Writing, Securities Regulation, and Torts. Barry Law students voted him Professor of the Year for 2018 in the Skills, Legal Writing, and Clinical Faculty category.
Prior to entering academia, he clerked for the Hon. Bruce J. McGiverin at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and spent a decade in private practice in Miami and San Diego. He has also worked, lived, or studied in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. He is a member of the bar associations of California, the District of Columbia, and Florida, and he is fluent in Spanish.
Professor Henricksen’s most recent publications and working papers can be found on the Social
Science Research Network.