University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Barbara Keshen

Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy

Barbara R. Keshen started her career as a prosecutor in the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, and was appointed deputy director of the Sexual Assault Unit. From 1985-1990, she was a prosecutor in the Criminal Justice Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, prosecuting mostly homicide cases.

From 1992 to 2006, she worked for the NH Public Defender’s Office, defending serious felony and homicide cases. She have served on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Attorneys and has taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct at UNH Law on and off for several years. She is currently the first staff attorney the NH Civil Liberties Union has had.