Timothy Barrett is the primary instructor and designer of the e-courses at 4 Legal English. Originally from the United States, he has been a professor and lecturer in Georgia for the past several years. Currently, he is working on 4 Legal English, 4 Business English and related projects.
Professor Barrett has taught Legal English to over 1,000 students over the past several years. He was a professor of law at the largest private law school in Georgia. While there, he developed a Legal English curriculum of four courses for bachelor of law students. He was also the Director of the TOLES Legal English Centre Georgia, where he taught Legal English to practicing attorneys and judges, as well as teaching preparation courses for the TOLES exam. For four years he conducted training for judges throughout Georgia, as part of a EWMI-PROLoG project funded by USAID.
For several years he was an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prof. Barrett’s current research focuses on fields affecting the future, such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, data & privacy. He has taught courses in World Trade Organization Law, Business Law & Ethics, Human Rights, Academic Writing, and US Legal System. He was also involved in international moot court competitions, both as a judge and a coach.
Before moving to Georgia, he was a practicing attorney in the United States, with significant courtroom and jury trial experience. He has a background in civil law, working in private practice, as well as in criminal law, as a prosecutor and as a decorated police officer with the New York Police Department. Prior to law school, Prof. Barrett served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
He has a Bachelor’s of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law.