Julie Goldscheid is a Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law, where she teaches subjects including contracts, civil procedure, lawyering, and gender equality. She writes and speaks widely about gender equality, with a particular focus on gender-based violence and economic equality. Before joining the CUNY faculty, she held positions including Acting Legal Director at Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund). She spearheaded that organization's legal work to end violence against women, which included defending the constitutionality of the civil rights remedy of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act in courts nationwide, and before the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Morrison. She subsequently served as General Counsel of Safe Horizon, a leading victim assistance, advocacy, and violence prevention organization, where she oversaw its direct service, policy, and governance matters. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Community Foundation and has been active in bar association committees and task forces.
Why I Teach at CUNY Law?
"I teach at CUNY Law because of the opportunity to teach students who will build on the social justice experience they bring to law school to become the next generation of public interest lawyers."