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Mark I. Weinstein

Mark I. Weinstein

Professor of Law Emeritus

(619) 525-1458
Faculty Emeriti


Professor Weinstein came to California Western in 1992 with a background that combines years of experience as a practicing attorney and law teacher. Following graduation from law school, he spent the first five years of his career providing civil legal services to the indigent, first as staff attorney for Central Pennsylvania Legal Services in Reading, Pennsylvania, and then as managing attorney for the Lehigh Valley Legal Services in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Weinstein began his teaching career as a clinical law teacher first at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, and then at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in Philadelphia. After leaving the University of Pennsylvania, he was a partner in a law firm in Allentown, Pennsylvania for more than 10 years before he came to California Western. Weinstein was the Associate Dean for Administration starting January 2002 until June 2007. In addition, he was the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and is currently the Director of the Clinical Externship Program.

For most of his career at California Western, Weinstein has taught Civil Procedure I and II to first year students and the Clinical Externship Seminar to third year students.  In addition, he has frequently taught Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in CILE’s Summer Abroad Programs in Santiago, Chile and Prague, Chechia.  He is a three-time winner of “Teacher of the Year” and also “Experiential Teacher of the Year.”

  • J.D. George Washington University [cum laude]
  • B.A. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey [history]
  • Civil Procedure I & II
  • Internship
  • Internship Seminar

Law Review Articles

  • Mark I. Weinstein, Veterinary Lien Laws: Hypocrisy in a Healing Profession , Vol25 Lewis and Clark’s Animal Law Review p 29, 2018
  • Mark I. Weinstein, Introduction to Civil Litigation, 2d Edition, West Publishing, 1986; 3d Edition, West Publishing, 1993. (Plus Teacher’s Manual)
  • Weinstein, The Revised Uniform PartnershipAct: An Analysis of its Impact on the Relationship of Law Firm Dissolution, Contingent Fee Cases and the No Compensation Rule, 33 Duquesne Law Review 857, 1995.
  • Weinstein, Morton and Weinstein, Not Quite Grown Up: The Difficulty of Appling an Adult Education Model to Legal Externs, 5 Clinical Law Review 469, 1999.