Carwina Weng

Visiting Clinical Professor and Acting Director of the Ronald A. Petersen Law Clinic
Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Sullivan Hall 120
(206) 398-4121
cweng@seattleu.edu

Education

JD, New York University School of Law, cum laude, 1990
BA, Yale College, Yale University, summa cum laude with distinction in History, 1986

Specializations

Clinical legal education, Multicultural lawyering, Law and psychology

Biography

Carwina Weng (she/her/hers) joins the faculty this year as Acting Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Clinic. She also will teach Anti-Racism and Beyond: Skills for Equitable Lawyering and assist in the Housing Justice Clinic. Weng immigrated from Taiwan as a young child, grew up in the United States, and is the first in her family to attend law school.

Weng's research focuses on the areas of student belonging, anti-racism skills, cultural humility, and clinical pedagogy. She published a teaching workbook, Learning Law through Experience and by Design (CAP 2019) and presents regularly in the United States and globally on these topics. She also consults with the Law School Admission Council on pipeline and law school preparation programs.

Prior to her arrival at SU, Weng has taught clinics at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Boston College School of Law. She also practiced with Greater Boston Legal Services and The New York Legal Aid Society, where she began her career as a Skadden Public Interest Fellow.

Publications

"Learning Law through Experience and by Design," AALS Clinical Legal Education Conference (multiple years)

"Mentoring Law Students," Newer Law Teachers Workshop, SEALS (July 2021)

"A Deep Dive into Pedagogy: Clinic Design," CLEA New Clinicians Conference (May 2021)

"Current Trends in Clinical Legal Education" Center on the Development of Legal Clinics at Lomonosov Moscow State University (May 2021)

Learning Law through Experience and by Design (lead author, with Margaret Reuter, Danielle Cover, and Chris Roberts) (2019)

"Navigating Cultural Difference," (with Margaret Reuter) in Learning from Practice (Leah Wortham et al. ed.) (2016)

"Challenges of ‘Sameness:' Pitfalls and Benefits to Assumed Connections in Lawyering" (with Alexis Anderson and Lynn Barenberg) 18 Clin. L. Rev. 339 (2012)

Individual and Intergroup Processes to Address Racial Discrimination in Lawyering Relationships, in Critical Race Realism: Intersections of Psychology, Race, and Law (Gregory S. Parks et al. eds., 2008)

"Multicultural Lawyering: Heuristics and Biases" (with Paul Tremblay) in Affective Assistance of Counsel (Marjorie Silver, ed. 2007)

"Multicultural Lawyering: Teaching Psychology to Develop Cultural Self-Awareness," 11 Clin. L. Rev. 401 (2005)