Ann L. Goldweber

B.A., University of Wisconsin
J.D., University of Wisconsin

Professor Ann Goldweber is Director of Clinical Legal Education at St. John's School of Law as well as Director of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic.The Clinic represents low-income Queens seniors in predatory lending, foreclosure defense, deed theft, foreclosure rescue scam and debt collection cases.  Clinic students also provide community outreach and education at senior centers throughout Queens.

Professor Goldweber is a frequent speaker at forums and conferences regarding predatory lending, defending victims of deed theft and foreclosure rescue scams. She is a member of the New York City Anti-Predatory Lending Task Force, New Yorker's For Responsible Lending and has worked with the New York State Office of Court Administration to implement a foreclosure pilot program in Queens Supreme Court. Professor Goldweber is also a member of the Civil Court Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York.

In addition to her work directing the Law School's clinics, Professor Goldweber teaches Poverty Law and has taught negotiations, interviewing, and pre-trial and trial advocacy skills at the Law School.  She has also taught contract law to law students in Paris, France, and at the China Judges' Institute in China. 

Prior to joining the law faculty in 1998, Professor Goldweber was a partner at the firm of Goldweber Lauriello and Epstein L.L.P. and practiced in the areas of environmental law, employment discrimination, and family law. She started her career as a legal services attorney where she developed and ran a civil legal services program for low-income clients in rural Wisconsin. She then served for twelve years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office enforcing environmental laws in state and federal courts.