Reid Kress Weisbord is a Professor of Law and the Judge Norma L. Shapiro Scholar at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Since joining the Rutgers faculty in 2010, Professor Weisbord has established a national reputation as an award-winning legal scholar, educator, and academic administrator. Professor Weisbord’s teaching and scholarship explores a broad range of legal topics including wealth transfer, nonprofit organizations, intellectual property, publicity rights, constitutional criminal procedure, and the role of law in influencing human behavior. He served as Vice Dean of Rutgers Law School from 2013 to 2019.
Weisbord's scholarly work includes more than thirty articles, essays, and books published or forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, Stanford Law Review Online, Columbia Law Review Online, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press, among others. Professor Weisbord’s scholarship has been cited in leading law reviews, journals, treatises, and textbooks, as well as the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Trusts and the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. In 2018, he co-authored a first edition textbook on trusts and estates published by Wolters Kluwer under its Aspen Casebook Series imprint.
Professor Weisbord received the Greg Lastowka Memorial Award for Scholarly Excellence and the International Institute of Education Award for Outstanding Service. Professor Weisbord has also worked actively to identify practical applications for his scholarly research, including the submission of legislative proposals invited by the United States House Ways and Means Committee and the New Jersey Law Revision Commission.
Professor Weisbord received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as comment editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Weisbord served as law clerk to the Hon. Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Hon. Norma L. Shapiro, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for whom his Rutgers scholarship designation was named. He previously practiced in the litigation department of an international law firm.