Barbara J. Stalder is a 2000 honors graduate from the University of Houston, with a B.A. in history. Professor Stalder is also a 2003 alumnus of the Law Center. During law school, Professor Stalder participated in various organizations including the Public Interest Law Organization, Moot Court Team, Tropical Storm Allison Disaster Recovery Team and Chief Prosecutor for the Honor Court.
Professor Stalder received numerous awards for her Law Center public service including the Distinguished Service Award. Upon graduation, she was a recipient of an Equal Justice Works post graduate fellowship whereby she created a nonprofit organization that focused on representing abused and neglected children. In 2004 Professor Stalder received the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association Rising Star Award and in 2005 received the TYLA President's Award of Merit for her work on the publication "What to Expect in Family Court."
Professor Stalder is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the American Inns of Court, Burta Rhoads Rayburn Family Law Chapter.
Immediately prior to joining the civil practice clinic, Professor Stalder worked as an attorney for Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) providing direct legal services to victims of domestic violence. Professor Stalder is married to her husband Fred, who both volunteer with various animal rescues groups. Professor Stalder has several spoiled animal children, loves professional football, especially her hometown team, the Kansas City Chiefs.