Caren Harp

Caren HarpAssociate Professor of Law

Email: clharp@liberty.edu
Phone: (434) 592-5300

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law
  • M.S., University of Arkansas
  • B.S., University of Arkansas

     

Areas of Teaching/Interest

Lawyering Skills, Trial Advocacy

Experience

  • Capital/Conflicts Attorney and Managing Attorney at the Arkansas Public Defender Commission
  • Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in New York City Law Department—Family Court Division
    • Trained family court attorneys on sex crimes, rules of evidence, witness interview techniques, and trial advocacy
    • Developed a curriculum and trained New York City Probation and Parole officers concerning adolescent sex offenders
  • Senior Attorney at the American Prosecutors Research Institute
  • Adjunct faculty member at South Arkansas University and South Arkansas Community College, 1993-1998
  • Senior attorney for the Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women Unit
  • Director of the National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center
  • Program manager for the Home Improvement Fraud Against Seniors Program
  • Taught at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C.
  • Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Union County Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Office 
  • Assistant Attorney General of the Office of the Attorney General State of Arkansas in the Medicaid Fraud Department
  • Memberships include the following:
    • the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1997
    • Past president of the Union County Bar Association

Publications

  • Measuring Impact: The Next and Necessary Step
  • Juvenile and Family Justice Today
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Guide to Developing and Implementing Performance Measures for the Juvenile Justice System

Biography

Caren Harp is an Associate Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law. In the late 1990s, she began her career at the American Prosecutors Research Institute as Senior Attorney. Over the following years, Harp served as a teacher at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C., program manager for the Home Improvement Fraud Against Seniors Program, senior attorney for the Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women Unit, project director for the Performance Measures for the Juvenile Justice System, and director of the National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center.