Deborah Weimer

Law School Professor Emeritus




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  • BA, 1975, State University of New York at Old Westbury
  • JD, 1978, New York University
  • LLM, 1987, Temple University
Professor Weimer joined the faculty on a full-time basis in 1988, after many years in public interest law practice.

She received a grant from the New York University Public Interest Law Foundation to do law reform litigation and legislative work on behalf of disabled textile workers in South Carolina and Georgia. She was chair of the Employment Law Task Force while a staff attorney with Palmetto Legal Services, and recently continued her employment and labor law practice with a small civil rights firm in Takoma Park, Maryland. Professor Weimer has taught at Brooklyn Law School, where she created the bankruptcy component of the Federal Litigation Clinic, and at Temple University School of Law. She has published in the areas of employment law and AIDS and the law.

Book Chapters

Patients and Families Living with HIV/AIDS, in Poverty, Health and Law 437 (Elizabeth Tobin Tyler et al. eds., 2011). Abstract


Deepening Lawyer Role Education to Serve Students and Society, 40 Hastings International & Comparative Law Review 255 (2017).

Providing Interdisciplinary Services to At-Risk Families to Prevent the Placement of Children in Foster Care, 60 Juvenile & Family Court Journal 24 (2009). Abstract

Expanding Our Vision: Integrating Clinical Experience and Insights into the Larger Curriculum, 4 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class 293 (2004). Abstract

Medical Treatment of Children with HIV Illness and the Need for Supportive Intervention: The Challenges for Medical Providers, Families and the State, 54 Juvenile and Family Court Journal 1 (2003). Abstract

Ethical Judgment and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Custody and Child Welfare Cases, 68 Tennessee Law Review 881 (2001). Abstract

Book Review, 17 Journal of Legal Medicine 177 (1996) (reviewing Joni N. Gray et al., Ethical and Legal Issues in AIDS Research (1995)).

Ethical Decisionmaking and Ethics Instruction in Clinical Law Practice, 3 Clinical Law Review 109 (1996) (with others). Abstract

Implementation of Standby Guardianship: Respect for Parental Autonomy, 100 Dickinson Law Review 65 (1995). Abstract

Beyond Parens Patriae, Assuring Timely, Informed and Compassionate Decision-Making for HIV Positive Children in Foster Care, 46 University of Miami Law Review 379 (1991). Abstract

Common Law Remedies of Employees Injured by Employer Use of Polygraph Examinations, 22 University of Richmond Law Review 51 (1987). Abstract