Professor of LawDirector, First-Year Legal Skills Program
Anne Goldstein came to the Law School from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she taught in both the clinical and first-year Lawyering Process programs and was Director of Lawyering Process for two years. As Director of New York Law School’s new First-Year Legal Skills Program, Professor Goldstein designs curriculum and trains faculty to teach this skills course, which began in Fall 2010 and aims to deepen students’ mastery of legal analysis and introduce them to the application of their analytical and communication skills in legal writing, oral advocacy, interviewing, and counseling. She also teaches Lawyering. Professor Goldstein’s teaching emphasizes pro bono legal service; she received the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2007 Pro Bono Award and the University of Connecticut Public Interest Law Group’s first annual Cornelius J. Scanlon Award for her work “encouraging the practice of public interest law.”
Prior to academia, Professor Goldstein was a member of Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, in Hartford, Connecticut, where she represented individual employees and unions in employment and labor matters. She is a founding member of the board of directors for the nonprofit literary publisher Paris Press, was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee, and was President of the Board of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation.