Professor and Director of Clinical Legal Education
Director of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic
School of Law
J.D. University of Wisconsin B.A. University of Wisconsin
Professor Ann Goldweber is Director of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic. The Clinic represents low-income Queens older residents 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 and have been invited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to provide its General Counsel with information about our cases and consumer issues affecting our client community.
Professor Goldweber is a frequent speaker at forums regarding financial abuse of older adults, predatory lending, defending victims of deed theft and foreclosure rescue scams. She is a member of the New York City Foreclosure Task Force and serves on the Statewide Access to Justice Council. Professor Goldweber was invited to join the Department of Financial Services Consumer Protection Advisory Council, where advocates meet regularly with the Superintendent of Financial Services. She was also invited to join the Working Committee of the Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence cases and a Community Roundtable with the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding consumer debt issues. Professor Goldweber was also one of the founders of Queens County Civil Court CLARO which is a pro bono program that provides legal advice to pro se litigants in the Consumer Debt Part. Professor Goldweber is on the Board of Directors at Queens Legal Services and has been a member of various New York City and New York State Bar Association committees.
In addition to her work directing and creating the Law School's clinics, Professor Goldweber currently teaches Poverty Law and a first year Lawyering course. She was awarded the 2019-2020 Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching for both the Clinic and Poverty Law. 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, 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)