Julie Goldscheid is a Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law, where she teaches subjects including civil procedure, lawyering, and courses on gender and law, and where she helped develop the Family Law Practice Clinic. Her scholarship focuses on gender equality, with a particular focus on gender-based violence and economic equality. 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), where her litigation and policy work included 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.
She was also general counsel at Safe Horizon, a leading victim services organization. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Community Foundation and other NGO’s, and has been active in bar association committees and task forces. She has taught at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, NYU School of Law, Penn State Law School and Brooklyn Law School. She received her law degree from NYU School of Law, a masters’ in social work from Hunter College School of Social Work, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.