Robert A. Weinstock

Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Advocacy Center


Professor Weinstock joined the Northwestern Pritzker Law faculty in 2022 as the Director of the Environmental Advocacy Center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Law, where he now leads in clinical instruction and the management of the EAC’s diverse and cutting-edge advocacy efforts. His substantive areas of interest – and the EAC’s docket – include environmental justice advocacy on behalf of community organizations in Chicago, complex environmental citizen-suit enforcement litigation, and work in state utilities commission proceedings on energy issues, among many other issues. Before coming to Northwestern, Professor Weinstock was an Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Chicago’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic and practiced complex litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in New York, and environmental law at Barnes & Thornburg, in Chicago. He also served as a law clerk to The Honorable Victor Marrero on the Southern District of New York. 

Faculty Affiliate, Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law

Selected Publications


  • BA, Wesleyan University
  • JD, Columbia Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Chicago Law School
  • Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Clinical Fellow, University of Chicago Law School

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