Faculty
Carwina  Weng
Faculty

Carwina Weng

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Disability Law Clinic

Education
  • A.B., Yale University 1986
  • J.D., New York University 1990
Background
  • Earned her A.B. summa cum laude from Yale University with distinction in her major; member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Earned her J.D. cum laude from New York University; elected to the Order of the Coif
  • Skadden Public Interest Fellow (1990-1992)
  • Clerk, Hon. Frank M. Coffin, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (1992-1993)
  • Senior Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services (1999-2001)
  • Commissioner and Immigrant and Refugee Committee member, Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence ( 2004-2006)
  • President-Elect and Women of Color Committee founder and co-chair, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (2002-2006)
Biography

Professor Weng joined the Indiana Law faculty in 2006 to coordinate the Disability Law Clinic, which assists clients with social security and Medicaid disability benefits. She previously has taught at Boston College Law School (2001-2006) and Florida Coastal School of Law (1996-1999). In addition, she has practiced poverty law with The Legal Aid Society of New York and Greater Boston Legal Services.

Weng teaches and writes in the area of clinical legal education, with a focus on multicultural lawyering and law and psychology.

Selected Works
  • LEARNING LAW THROUGH EXPERIENCE AND BY DESIGN (with Danielle R. Cover, et.al.), Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2019.
  • Navigating Cultural Difference (with Margaret Reuter) in LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: A TEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEGAL EDUCATION, 3rd ed. (L. Wortham, et. al., Eds.). St. Paul: West Academic, 2016.
  • Challenges of "Sameness": Pitfalls and Benefits to Assumed Connections in Lawyering (with Alexis Anderson and Lynn Barenberg), 18 CLINICAL LAW REVIEW 339 (2012).
  • Individual and Intergroup Processes to Address Racial Discrimination in Lawyering Relationships, in Critical Race Realism: Intersections of Psychology, Race, and Law (Shayne Jones et al. eds., 2007)
  • "Don't minimize the impact of stereotypes," The Herald-Times, Guest Column, at A9 (March 12, 2007)
  • Tremblay, Paul and Carwina Weng, "Multicultural Lawyering: Heuristics and Biases" in Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession (Marjorie Silver, ed. 2007)
  • "Multicultural Lawyering: Teaching Psychology to Develop Cultural Self-Awareness," 11 Clin. L. Rev. 401 (2005)
Interests
  • Clinical education
  • Disability law
  • Domestic violence