Robert Bartow

Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law
Senior Advisor to the Dean

Robert J. Bartow is Senior Advisor to the Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law. He has been a member of the faculty since 1973. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1989-1999 and 2004-2017 and was Acting Dean during the spring semester of 1997. The Class of 1985 honored Professor Bartow with the George P. Williams award for excellence in teaching. In 1981, he received the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching and, in 2007, the Temple Law Alumni Association honored him with the Murray H. Shusterman Outstanding Faculty Member Award. In 1991, he was selected as the first recipient of the I. Herman Stern Chair in Law, which recognizes faculty members for their achievements as teachers. Professor Bartow taught children with learning disabilities at the Green Tree School in Germantown while attending Temple Law School’s evening division program. He practiced law with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll and he received his LL.M. from Yale Law School. Professor Bartow and his wife Susan have three children: Melanie, Anna, and Katharine, and eight grandchildren: Maya, Ethan, Owen, Sarah, Rebecca, Oliver, Tessa and Daniel.


LL.M., Yale Law School
J.D., Temple University, Beasley School of Law
A.B., Oberlin College

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Awards and Recognition

  • Murray H. Shusterman Outstanding Faculty Member Award (2007)
  • George P. Williams, III, Memorial Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year (1985)
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1981)