Robert L. Weinberg

Robert L. Weinberg, LL.B ‘49 was the valedictorian of his class and placed first in the State in the 1949 State Regents Scholarship Examination. Bob was also president of the SHS student government (then called the G.O.). Bob graduated from Yale College, where he was president of the Yale Political Union, and from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to the London School of Economics where he earned a Ph.D. (Econ) degree, and served as president of the LSE Students Union. Bob spent his entire career in law practice at the same place: in 1960 Bob joined the Law Offices of Edward Bennett Williams, the leading criminal defense attorney of his generation, and in 1967 became the most junior of the seven original partners who formed the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams and Connolly. For 35 years, Bob litigated criminal, civil and administrative cases at the Williams firm and office. Bob was active in professional organizations, serving two years as President of the District of Columbia Bar and five years as president of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and many years as a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. Following retirement at 65, Bob has continued to teach law. He is an Adjunct Professor at GWU and a Visiting Lecturer at U.Va., Law Schools.