Dr. Lawrence D. Weinberg, author of the landmark book, Religious Charter Schools: Legalities and Practicalities, grew up in New York City and Denver, Colorado. Growing up, he primarily attended Jewish day schools, including Hillel Academy, Yeshiva Rabbi Moses Soloveichik, and Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy. However, he also briefly attended public high school.
Dr. Weinberg has been written about in various publications and was a presenter at the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools.
Dr. Weinberg has a bachelor's and a master's degree in Education from Northwestern University, and a law degree and Doctor of Education degree from Boston University.
Dr. Weinberg's experience includes work as an attorney, professor, teacher, author, and consultant. He holds bars in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, and is a certified social studies teacher in Illinois and New Jersey.
Dr. Weinberg currently represents parents in educational disputes with school districts. Although the majority of his cases address the needs of special education students, he also handles disputes related to transportation, vaccinations, gifted and talented programs, and other educational issues.
Dr. Weinberg was a professor of Educational Leadership at Northwest Missouri State University. There, he taught school administrators who were doctoral students, sat on the Human Subjects Committee (Institutional Review Board) and Multicultural Affairs Committee, and supervised student teachers. He has delivered workshops in various venues. Additionally, he has served as a teacher at a school for special-needs children.
As an attorney, Dr. Weinberg was a litigator specializing in complex commercial litigation and in a support capacity for commercial transactions. He also specialized in writing briefs and memoranda of law for other attorneys. He wrote the brief and was one of the attorneys of record in Parks v. Commerce Bank, 377 N.J. Super. 378, 872 A.2d 111 (N.J. App. Div. 2005), in which the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey held that a bank cannot stop payment on a cashier’s check or wire transfer without customer consent.
In addition to his book about religious charter schools, Dr. Weinberg has written numerous articles about religion, law and education. A full list of his publications is available.
Dr. Weinberg was a presenter at the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools.
Dr. Weinberg has been interviewed by reporters for Education Week and The Wall Street Journal related to articles discussing religious-themed charter schools and public schools in Florida, New York, and elsewhere. Dr. Weinberg was quoted in The Wall Street Journal.
He has written a commentary and letters to the editor related to religious charter schools that have appeared in Education Week, The Jewish Exponent, and The Florida Jewish News.