Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Amy Widman
Rutgers Law School
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S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-3166

Amy Widman joined Rutgers in 2019 and teaches legal analysis, writing, and research.  Previously, she was an associate professor of law at Northern Illinois University College of Law. She has taught torts, administrative law federal courts, legislation, policy advocacy and advanced writing seminars.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
  • Expertise
Biography

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.

 

Publications

ARTICLES

Tracking Client Outcomes: A Qualitative Assessment of Civil Legal Aid’s Use of Outcomes Data, with Recommendations,” 25 Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice 435 (2019)(with David Udell)

"The Role of Data in Organizing an Access to Justice Movement," 87 Fordham Law Review Online 196 (2019)(with James Gamble)(invited)

Strategies of Public UDAP Enforcement,” 55 Harvard Journal on Legislation 37 (2018) (with Prentiss Cox and Mark Totten)

Interpretive Independence: The Irrelevance of Judicial Selection and Retention Methods to State Statutory Interpretation,” 70 NYU Annual Survey of American Law 377 (2015)

“The Rostrum Principle: Why the Boundaries of the Public Forum Matter to Statutory Interpretation,”  65 Florida Law Review 1447 (2013)

State Attorneys General Use of Concurrent Public Enforcement Authority in Federal Consumer Protection Laws,” 33 Cardozo Law Review 53 (2011) (with Prentiss Cox)

Advancing Federalism Concerns in Administrative Law Through a Revitalization of Enforcement Powers: A Case Study of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008,” 29 Yale Law & Policy Review 165 (2010)

Liability and the Health Care Bill: An ‘Alternative’ Perspective,” 1 California Law Review Circuit 57 (2010)(Invited)

Federal Administrative Health Courts Are Unconstitutional: A Reply to Elliott, Naryan, and Nasmith,” 33 Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law 799 (2008)(with Francine Hochberg)(invited, peer reviewed)

The Racial Implications of Tort Reform,” 25 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 161 (2007)(with Joanne Doroshow)

Why Health Courts are Unconstitutional,” 27 Pace Law Review 55 (2006)

Replacing Politics with Democracy: A Proposal for Community Planning in New York City and Beyond,” 11 Journal of Law & Policy 135 (2002)

TESTIMONY

Testimony, "Contingent Fees and Conflicts of Interest in State AG Enforcement of Federal Law," U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, February 2, 2012

BOOK REVIEWS

“Representing Justice, 64 Journal of Legal Education 348 (2014)

BOOK CHAPTERS

Consumer Survival: An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety and Protection, Reiboldt, W., & Horn Mallers, M., eds., ABC-CLIO Publishers (2013)(invited)

 

 

Courses Taught
  • LEG WRIT RES SKIL II
  • LEG WRIT RES SKILS I
Expertise
  • Administrative Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Legal Writing
  • Legislation & Statutory Interpretation
  • Society (Law &)
  • Torts