Gerry Weber
Law Offices
Resume of Gerald R. Weber

Legal Employment

Legal Director
American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (1991-2007)
Senior Staff Counsel
Southern Center for Human Rights (2007-date)
Adjunct Professor:
Emory University School of Law, Constitutional Litigation (1997-date)
Georgia State College of Law, First Amendment (1999-date)
Law Offices of Gerald Weber (2004-date)
Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1989-1990)
Dow, Lohnes and Albertson (1990-1991) (Media Law Emphasis)

Legal Education
University of Georgia School of Law Athens, Georgia (1989)
J.D., summa cum laude Class Rank: 1 of 196
Activities: Georgia Law Review, Symposium Editor
Board of Directors, Georgia Equal Justice Foundation
American Bar Association Mock Trial Team
Assistant, Professor L. Ray Patterson
Law Clerk, Honorable Thelma Cummings-Moore, Fulton Superior Court
Public Interest Activities:
Athens Legal Aid Society
Prisoner Legal Counseling Project
Project Due Process (Cuban Detainee Representation)
Honors: Order of Coif
McDougald and Meinhard Awards
School of Law Scholarship
American Jurisprudence Awards (5 subjects)

Awards and Profiles
American Bar Association: "21 Young Lawyers Leading Us Into the 21st Century" (1995)
Georgia Trend Magazine: "Forty Top Georgians Under 40" (1997)
Atlanta Business Chronicle: "Weber Fights for Justice" (June 2001)
Stonewall Bar Association: Conspicuous Service to Gay/Lesbian Citizens (1996)
United States Department of Justice: Extraordinary Assistance to Crime Victims (1998)
Atlanta City Council Service Award: Indigent Health Care/Grady Hospital (2000)
Atlanta City Council Service Award: Cabbagetown Fire (1999)
Georgia Stonewall Democrats, Partner in Equality: Lawyer Award (1999)
Who's Who Lists for America, American Law and American Legal Education (2000-date)
Legal and Civic Activities
State Bar of Georgia Activities:
Access to Justice Committee Chairperson (2002-date) (appointment)
Individual Rights Section Co-Chairperson (1998/1999) (elected)
Lawyer Advertising Committee (1997-1999) (appointment)
Ethics & Professionalism Committee (1996-1998)
Other Professional Activities:
Board of Directors, Georgia First Amendment Foundation (1994-date)
Atlanta Steering Committee, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (1996-1998)
Board of Directors, Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest (1998-1999)
Barrister, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inns of Court (1994-1996)
Chairperson, Task Force for the Homeless Legal Committee (1992-date)
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta (1997-1999)
Member, Federal Bar Association (1998-2002)
Civic Activities:
Atlanta BeltLine TAD Advisory Committee (2007-date) (appointment by City Council)
Member, Leadership Atlanta (1997-1998)
President, Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association (1998-2000) (elected)
Representative, Neighborhood Planning Unit-N (1998-1999) (elected)
Board of Trustees, University of Georgia Library (1996-1997)
Advisory Committee, AID Atlanta (1998-date)
Advisory Board, Jeanette Rankin Foundation (1997-date)
Board of Directors, Table of the Elements (record label) (1995-2000)
Columnist, Street Heat Magazine (homeless issues) (1992-1997)
Columnist, Dog Soup (free speech column for music magazine) (1992-1994)
Election Monitor, South African Elections (1994)
Undergraduate Education
Illinois State UniversityNormal, Illinois (1986)
B.S., Finance and Law, summa cum laudeGPA: 3.96/4.0 Major GPA: 4.0/4.0

Student Assembly
ISU Students Against Apartheid
Druid's Cave, Literary Magazine
Bone Scholar
Outstanding Student in Finance and Law (1984-1986)
Honors Program
Previous Non-Legal Employment
Computer Programmer1984-1985
R.R. Donnelley & SonsMattoon, Illinois
Factory Worker 1982-1984
R.R. Donnelley & SonsMattoon, Illinois
Teaching and Related Experiences
Adjunct Professor: Emory University School of Law, Constitutional Litigation (1997-date)
Adjunct Professor: Georgia State University School of Law, First Amendment (1999-date)
Clinical Supervisor: Emory University School of Law (1991-2007)
University of Georgia School of Law (1997-2007)
Georgia State University College of Law (2006-2007)
Mercer University School of Law (2007)
Weber, The Long Road Ahead: Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain and "Clearly Established" International Tort Law, 19 Emory Int'l. L. Rev.129 (Spring 2005)
Weber, Commercial Speech and the Public's Health: Regulating Advertisements of Potentially Hazardous Products, 32 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 32 (2005)
Weber, Review of R. Delgado & J. Stefanic's Must We Defend Nazis?, 21 Ga. State Bar J. 48 (June 1997)
Weber, Striker Amendment to the Food Stamp Act: Congress Chipping Away at the Union, Family and Social Welfare, 22 Ga. L. Rev. 741 (1988)
Attorney Education Publications:
Civil Gideon (State Bar of Georgia 2007)
Balancing School Safety and Free Speech (Nat'l School Bd. Attorneys Assoc. 2003)
Ethical Restriction on Comments to the Press (State Bar of Georgia 2001)
Racial Profiling (State Bar of Georgia 2000/2001)
Student Free Speech Rights (Georgia School Bd. Attorneys Assoc. 2001)
Absolute Immunities in Civil Rights Litigation (State Bar of Georgia 1998)
Language Discrimination and Language Rights (State Bar of Georgia 1997)
Ethical Restrictions on Contacting Government/Private Employees (State Bar of Georgia 1997)
Recent Developments in the Law of Section 1983 (State Bar of Georgia 1996)
Recent Developments in Attorneys' Fee Litigation (State Bar of Georgia 1995/1999)
Ethical Restrictions on Comments to the Press (State Bar of Georgia 1994)
ACLU National Conference Publications:
Dancing With The Dague: Seeking Enhanced Attorney Fees (1996)
Procedural Quagmires in School Discipline (2000)
Editorial, Weber & Sekulow, Debate Over School Prayer, Atlanta Constitution (May 30, 1993)
Co-Editor, An Introduction to Law in Georgia (Institute of Government, Univ. of Georgia) (1998-2004)

Lectures and Panels
Significant State, National and International Speeches/Panels:
Moot Court to Georgia Supreme Court on Civil Gideon (Ga State Bar Conference 2007)

United States Compliance with International Laws Regarding Migrants
(testimony to UN Special Rapporteur on Migrants 2007)
United States Compliance With International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
(testimony before United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland 2006)

Impact of PATRIOT Act on Artists and Art Scholars
(National Convention, College Art Association 2005)

Alien Tort Claims After Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain (Emory Law School Symposium 2004)
Regulating Ads for Hazardous Products (CDC Public Health Law Conference 2004)
Monitoring Human Rights Abuses (Carter Presidential Center 2004)

International Human Rights at Home Conference (Carter Presidential Center 2003)
Balancing Free Speech and School Safety
(National Convention, National Association of School Board Attorneys 2003)
Racial Profiling as a Way of Life
(National Convention, American Association for Affirmative Action 2003)
Art in Time of War (Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center 2003)
The State of Sex Laws (Phantasm Convention 2003)

Human Rights Protections in a Democratic Society
(Czech Republic, Prague-Montenegro War Crimes Project 2002)
Open Courtrooms and the Press (Georgia Chief Magistrates Conference 2002)
USA Patriot Act (Emory Law School 2001) (Gate City Bar Association 2002)

Student Free Speech (Georgia School Board Attorneys' Association 2001)
Privacy and Anti-Terrorism Legislation (Federalist Society 2001)
Racial Profiling (North Carolina Human Rights and Relations Conference 2001)
Hate Speech & The Internet (American Jewish Committee 2001)

Supreme Court Future (UGA Law School/Emory Law School 2000)

Emerging Issues in Internet Law (ABA National Conference 1999)

Thrower Symposium: Law and the Media (Emory Law School 1998)
International Human Rights Standards in United States: The Case of Religion or Belief
(For UN Special Rapporteur for Religious Discrimination) (Emory Law School 1998)

Constitutional Challenges In A Decade Of Change (Emory Law School 1996)

State Bar of Georgia Lectures:
State Bar Conference (2000, 2001, 2007)
Labor and Employment Law Conference (2001)
Bar Council to US District Court (1999)
Bar/Media Conference (1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
Section 1983 Seminar (1992-2001)
Homeless Rights Seminar (1995-1997)
Olympics Training Seminar (Atlanta 1996, Salt Lake 1999)
Hispanic Bar Association (1997)

ACLU National Conference Lectures:
Bio-Terrorism Legislation/Litigation (2002)
Students' Rights (2000)
Managing ACLU Legal Programs (1998)
Cyberliberties (1997)
Attorneys Fees Litigation (1996, 1998)
Homeless Litigation (1993)

Faculty, Emory University School of Medicine, Southeast Aids Training and Education Center
(Georgia's Tuberculosis Control Act) (1993-1998)

Delegate, Atlanta Regional Assembly on Faith and Public Life (2002)

Teaching Assistant: Illinois State University: Business Law, Finance, Programming (1984-1986)

Media Contacts
Appeared on hundreds of local, national and international television and radio programs including
CNN, FOX, BBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV, NPR, Pacifica Radio

Quoted in nearly one thousand articles in local, national and international newspapers and periodicals including
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, ABA Journal,
Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Constitution
, etc.

Documentary, On the Line: Dissent in the Age of Terrorism
(Interviewed along with Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen and others)