Ian Weinstein

Fordham Law Professor Ian Weinstein

Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs; Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-7066
Email: IWEINSTEIN@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 9-101 (150 West 62nd St 9th Flr)
SSRN (academic papers)

Research and Teaching Areas

Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Litigation


  • Stuart Stiller/ E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986-88
  • Staff Attorney, Federal Defender Services Unit of the Legal Aid Society for the Southern District of New York, 1988-91
  • Faculty member, Fordham University School of Law, since 1991
  • Founding Director, Brendan G. Moore Advocacy Center 
  • Director of Clinical Legal Education, since 2006
  • Publisher, Law Clinic TV, a video blog, Recipient of the NALP Award of Distinction for Technology, 2007
  • Vice President, Clinical Legal Education Association, 2010
  • Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Harry Subin, Chester Mirsky & Ian Weinstein, FEDERAL CRIMINAL PRACTICE: PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE (West, 1992).
  • Ian Weinstein, Lawyering in the State of Nature: Instinct and Automaticity in Legal Problem Solving, 23 Vermont Law Review 1 (1998).
  • Ian Weinstein, Substantial Assistance and Sentence Severity: Is There a Correlation?, 11 Federal Sentencing Reporter 83 (1998).
  • Ian Weinstein, Regulating the Market for Snitches, 47 Buffalo Law Review 563 (1999).
  • Ian Weinstein, Judicial Discretion and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 79 Boston University Law Review 493 (1999).
  • Ian Weinstein, Reporter, Conference: Report of the Working Group on Representation Within Law School Settings, 67 Fordham L. Rev. 1861 (1999).
  • Ian Weinstein, Testing Multiple Intelligences: Comparing Evaluation by Simulation and Written Exam, 8 Clinical L. Rev. 247 (2001).
  • Ian Weinstein, Fifteen Years After the Federal Sentencing Revolution: How Mandatory Minimums Have Undermined Effective and Just Narcotics Sentencing, 40 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 87 (2003).
  • Ian Weinstein, Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Cognitive Bias in Legal Decision Making, 9 Clinical L. Rev. 783 (2003).
  • Ian Weinstein, The Adjudication of Minor Offenses in New York City, 31 Fordham Urb. L. J. 1157 (2004).
  • Ian Weinstein & Nathaniel Marmur, Federal Sentencing During the Interregnum: Defense Practice as the Blakely Dust Settles 17 Fed. Sent. R. 51 (2004).
  • Ian Weinstein, The Revenge of Mullaney v. Wilbur: U.S. v. Booker and The Reassertion of Judicial Limits on Legislative Power to Define Crimes, 84 Or. L. Rev. 393 (2005).
  • Ian Weinstein, The Historical Roots of Regional Sentencing Variation, 11 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 495 (2006).
  • Ian Weinstein, Teaching Reflective Lawyering in a Small Case Litigation Clinic: A Love Letter to my Clinic, 13 Clinical Law Review 573 (2006).


  • Reed College (Phi Beta Kappa), B.A., 1981
  • New York University School of Law (cum laude, Order of the Coif), J.D., 1986
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1990