Manuel Barbosa (JD '77), pioneer Hispanic Federal Judge, Retires

Posted January 2, 2013 by

Dec. 29 - Daily Herald

Barbosa, 65, said he met a Princeton University professor who shook the hand of a man who at age 4 had shaken hands with Honest Abe. Another career highlight was meeting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan when she was dean of Harvard Law School.

"I always tell those stories to students," he said.

Though people may think of bankruptcy court as staid or boring, it often is about real, human suffering, Barbosa said.

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