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Jay Weiser

Associate Professor of Law and Real Estate

Associate Professor of Law and Real Estate


BA Columbia University 1979
JD Columbia Law School, Columbia University 1979
MA Stanford University 1980

Areas of Expertise:

Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Contract, Empirical Studies, Environmental, and Privacy Law; Law and Economics

Selected Publications:

Jay Weiser, Credit Is Given, Weekly Standard, 2012-03-05

Jay Weiser, Dining with Vultures: Rent-to-Own, the Feds, and the Housing Sector, The American, 2012-01-25

Jay Weiser, The Real Estate Covenant as Commons: Incomplete Contract Remedies over Time, 13 S. Cal. Interdisciplinary L.J. 269 (2004).

Jay Weiser, Project Coordinator, Co-Editor and Contributor, and Leslie Rubin, Co-Editor and Contributor, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples in New York, 13 Col. J. Gender & L. 70 (2004), originally printed in The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Spring 2001, pp. 170-203 (numerous other contributors).

Jay Weiser, Measure of Damages for Violation of Property Rules: Breach of Confidentiality, 9 U. Chi. L. Sch. Roundtable 75 (2003).

Academic Activities:

Parliamentarian, Baruch General Faculty

Senator, Baruch Faculty Senate

Conflicts Coordinator, Baruch College

Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, University Faculty Senate

Member, Executive Committee, University Faculty Senate

Senator (Baruch College), University Faculty Senate

Member, CUNY Committee on Facilities, Planning & Maintenance (Board of Trustees subcommittee)

Professional Activities:

New York City Bar, Lead counsel, amicus curiae briefs in Hernandez v. Robles (New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Dept., 2005, and Court of Appeals, 2006); Shields v. Madigan (2nd Dept., 2005); and Samuels v. New York State Dept. of Health (3rd Dept., 2005, and Court of Appeals, 2006) (all cases challenging New York law on same-sex marriage); and Langan v. St. Vincent’s Hospital (2nd Dept., 2004; seeking recognition of surviving partner in Vermont civil union).

Former Primary Mortgage Counsel, The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Practitioner Guest Faculty Member, Profession of Law Ethics Course, Columbia Law School, 1996-98.

Member, Board of Directors, 1996-98, and Chair, Real Estate Committee, 1994-96, American Corporate Counsel Association, Greater New York Chapter.

Member, Board of Directors, Bar Association for Human Rights of Greater New York (now Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York), 1986-88.

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