Adjunct Professor of Planning
Philip Weinberg teaches Constitutional Law and Environmental Law at St. John's University School of Law. Prior to his joining the St. John's faculty he was Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Attorney General's Office. He argued numerous appeals at the Attorney General's Office, including three at the United States Supreme Court.
A graduate of Columbia Law School, Professor Weinberg writes the Practice Commentary to McKinney's New York Environmental Conservation Law and is author of an environmental law casebook, as well as numerous articles on environmental law and constitutional law. He is a co-author of Understanding Environmental Law (Matthew Bender, 1998) and of Environmental Impact Review in New York, a book devoted to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Matthew Bender, 1990), and co-editor of Environmental Law and Regulation in New York (West Pub. Co. 1996). He has been Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and of the Committee on Environmental Law and Committee on Transportation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a member of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council and the Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Professor Weinberg wrote the chapter on federal-state relations, including federal preemption, in the Environmental Law Practice Guide (Matthew Bender).
This course examines environmental laws concerning air and water quality, land use, environmental impact review, solid and hazardous waste, energy and climate change, and dealing with decision-making, enforcement, and energy and land use planning concerns.
Weitzman, B.C. & Fischer, S.N. 2004. New York City Encyclopedia of Homelessness. Berkshire Publishing,
At any given moment, about 3 million American women, men, and children are homeless. And another 5 million Americans spend over 50% of their incomes on housing, meaning that one missed paycheck, one health crisis, or one unpaid utility bill can push them out the door into homelessness. Homelessness is one of the major social problems and personal and family tragedies of the contemporary world. No community, city, or nation is immune and the lack of affordable housing and a decline in secure, well-paying jobs means that the problem will only get worse. The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society. The Encyclopedia focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world.