Ann L. Goldweber

Professor and Director of Clinical Legal EducationDirector of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly Litigation Clinic
B.A., University of WisconsinJ.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, mortgage loan modifications, deed theft, foreclosure rescue scams, home improvement contractor fraud 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 financial abuse of the elderly, predatory lending, defending victims of deed theft and foreclosure rescue scams. She is a member of the New York City Foreclosure 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 serves on the Statewide Access to Justice Council and oversees an Access to Justice Grant from the NYS Office of Court Administration.  Professor Goldweber has also been invited to join the Working Committee of the Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence cases.  Professor Goldweber has been a member of various New York City and New York State Bar Association committees.

In addition to her work directing the Law School's clinics, Professor Goldweber currently teaches Poverty Law and a new first year Lawyering course at the Law School.   She has also taught negotiations, interviewing, and pre-trial and trial advocacy skills at the Law School.  She taught contract law to law students in Paris, France, and at the 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.

Author, Chapter on Pesticides and Herbicides, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND REGULATION IN NEW YORK (West)