Philip Weinberg

  • Professor


BA, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Columbia Law School

Philip Weinberg has practiced, written about, and taught environmental law for four decades.  He taught environmental law and constitutional law at St John's University School of Law from 1978 to 2009, and also headed both the masters' program for foreign law graduates and the overseas program, based in Rome, for St John's Law School.  Since 2009 he has taught environmental law at Pace Law School, Columbia University and New York University's Wagner Graduate School.  Before his teaching career Professor Weinberg practiced at the New York State Attorney General's Office, where he argued numerous appeals, including three in the United States Supreme Court, and headed the Environmental Protection Bureau from its creation in 1970 to 1978.  He is the author of Environmental Law: Cases and Materials, and co-author of Understanding Environmental Law (LexisNexis), Environmental Impact Review in New York (LexisNexis), and editor of Environmental Law and Regulation in New York (West Thomson), as well as author of numerous law review articles.  He is graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School, and has chaired the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section, several New York City Bar Association committees, and the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.