Bernard Burk

Bernie Burk

Visiting Professor

 Sullivan Hall 466


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  • Civil Litigation and Procedure
  • The Legal Profession
  • Legal Education
  • Professional Responsibility and Conduct
  • Remedies


  • B.A. 1980, Yale College (summa cum laude, with distinction in English)
  • J.D. 1983, Stanford Law School (first in his class) 


Visiting Professor Bernie Burk spent 25 years as a practicing lawyer at a larger firm in San Francisco before transitioning to law teaching in 2010. He has taught at a number of law schools around the country since then. Prof. Burk will be teaching Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Sales this year at SeattleU, and can't wait to get started. He also teaches Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Conflicts of Laws, and litigation skills courses.

Prof. Burk publishes in the areas of Legal Ethics, the Legal Profession, and Legal Education, and recently published a Professional Responsibility textbook through Aspen Press entitled Ethical Lawyering: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned. He's also a regular contributor at The Faculty Lounge blog, He serves as a consultant and expert witness in Professional Responsibility and Professional Conduct matters, and has provided pro bono support to legal aid organizations on regulatory and ethics issues.