Christine P. Bartholomew is vice dean for academic affairs and a professor of law at the University at Buffalo School of Law. She is a six-time winner of the law school’s only teaching award, the Faculty Award. In 2021, she was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also received the 2019 Jacob B. Hyman Distinguished Professor Award and the 2020-2021 Mid-American Conference Institutional Award for Outstanding Faculty for Student Success.
She teaches evidence, antitrust, and civil procedure, and her scholarship focuses on the interplay of these topics, particularly in complex litigation. Bartholomew received her B.A. from San Francisco State University in 1997 and her JD from the University at California, Davis, in 2000. Upon graduation, she worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as an attorney, practicing in the areas of antitrust and consumer protection. During her career in legal practice, she served in executive and lead counsel positions for numerous national, multi-million-dollar cases and was the managing attorney for the San Francisco branch office of a Washington, DC-based class action boutique law firm.