Julie Goldscheid

Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Professor of Law (Fall 2014)

Office:
Tel: 212-854-4121
Email: jgolds4@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Endira Ferrara
Phone: 212-854-0723
Email: endira.ferrara@law.columbia.edu
Areas of teaching and research
  • Civil procedure
  • Lawyering
  • Gender and law
Education
  • NYU School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Hunter College School of Social Work, M.S.W., 1981
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1978
Biography

Julie Goldscheid is a professor at The City University of New York School of Law, where she teaches subjects including civil procedure, lawyering, and courses gender and law. She writes and speaks widely about gender equality, with a particular focus on gender-based violence and economic equality.

From 2011 to 2012, Goldscheid was a senior fellow at the Columbia Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Before joining the CUNY faculty, she held positions including senior staff attorney and 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, including by 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. Goldscheid later 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.

Goldscheid has served on the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Community Foundation and other NGOs, and has been active in bar association committees and task forces.

Selected Publications

Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative Reform, 84 UMKC L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014).

"The Parallel Processes of Law & Social Change: Gender Violence and Work in the United States and South Africa," chapter in Martha Fineman and Estelle Zinsstag, Ed, Transitional Justice (2013)

Gender and Equality Law (edited volume, Ashgate Publishing, 2013)

"Rethinking Civil Rights and Gender Violence," 14 Geo. J. Gender & L. 43 (2013)