Professor Widman’s scholarship focuses on access to civil justice and consumer protection. Her research has been published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Cardozo Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the Journal of Law and Policy, the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice and in other legal and peer-reviewed journals, books, congressional testimony, and court documents.
Her practice background is in policy advocacy and legislative lawyering, as Deputy Director of the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School, the Legal Director at the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental and Land Use Law at New York University Law School.
Professor Widman received a J.D. from New York University Law School and a B.A. in comparative literature and creative writing from Northwestern University. She clerked for Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a member of the New York bar.