Kim Bart

Assistant Dean of Public Interest and Pro Bono

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    Phone: 919-613-7130
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    Box 90360
    Durham, NC 27708-0360


Kimberly Ann Bart is the Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono at Duke Law School. As such, she oversees the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, which coordinates programs on public interest law-related issues and provides career advice for law students. Prior to coming to Duke, Dean Bart was on faculty at the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was the director of the Domestic Violence Law Clinic from 2006 to 2009.

Before that, Bart was a teaching fellow in the Federal Legislation Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center from 2004-2006, where she conducted legislative advocacy on social policy issues including TANF, Social Security, and immigration reform; and an associate with Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, DC from 2002-2004, where she practiced regulatory law in the areas of energy, natural resources and environment, and international trade and participated in pro bono class action litigation. During law school, she worked both summers with the National Women's Law Center in Washington, DC.

Bart received her LLM (Advocacy) from Georgetown University in 2006, her JD with a graduate certification in Women’s Studies from Duke University in 2002, her MPA with a concentration in social policy from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship in 1999, and her BA in Women’s Studies, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University in 1998.