State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.
University of Minnesota, J.D.
Emeritus Clinical Professor Beverly Balos is recognized for her work in the areas of violence against women, domestic violence and feminist jurisprudence. She teaches the civil practice clinic, domestic abuse prosecution clinic, and the law and violence against women course and clinic. Professor Balos was the inaugural holder of the Vaughan G. Papke Clinical Professorship in Law Chair from 1997-99.
Professor Balos received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. After graduating from law school, she received a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship to practice law at Legal Assistance of Ramsey County. From 1979 to 1982, Professor Balos was the Director of Advocacy for Family and Children Services of Minneapolis. In addition to administering a program of advocacy services, she was co-counsel in a class action that successfully challenged the constitutionality of the Minnesota Civil Commitment Statute.
Professor Balos was a partner in the law firm of Balos & Miyamoto before joining the clinical faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School in 1983. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and a visiting professor at Cornell Law School. Professor Balos is a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project and a member of the Minnesota Department of Corrections Mental Health Unit Review Board.
Law School Is Anti-discrimination, Not Anti-military, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Dec. 17, 2005 (op-ed)
(with Dale Carpenter & Johnson Jr. Alex)
A Legislative Antidote for the Myths of Prostitution, 64 Hennepin Lawyer 5 (Jan.-Feb. 1995)
(with Mary Louise Fellows)
Battering: Some Thoughts on Old Defenses, New Programs and Enforcement Tools, Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Jan-Feb. 1986)
An Analysis of Pediatric, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Discharges from Reporting Hospital (Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities, 1989)
(with Butts, Duffy & Schwartz)
Some Characteristics of Misdemeanor Domestic Assault Prosecution in Six Minnesota Jurisdictions, Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force for Gender Fairness in the Courts (1989)
Civil Commitment of Juveniles: Treatment Plans, Statutory and Constitutional Rights and the Right to Refuse Treatment, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs University of Minnesota (Feb. 1987)