Merle Weiner

Merle Weiner


Associate Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Associate Professor of Law, 1995 - 1997

Merle Weiner graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. There she won the Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship, an award granting two years study at Cambridge University, and the Hannah T. Croasdale Award, for most improving the quality of life for Dartmouth women. At Cambridge University, Professor Weiner earned an LL.M. with First Class Honors. She then attended Harvard Law School, and obtained her J.D. cum laude. At Harvard, Professor Weiner was the co-chair of the Women's Law Association, and was an editor on the Harvard Women's Law Journal.

After law school, Professor Weiner clerked for Chief Justice Jay Rabinowitz of the Alaska Supreme Court. She was awarded a Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship, which allowed her to supervise law students in the Sex Discrimination Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. She also practiced securities litigation with Sherman & Sterling in the firm's San Francisco office from 1992-1995. Professor Weiner began teaching at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she taught Family Law, Family Law in the World Community, and Domestic Abuse Law.



Merle Weiner, “We Are Family: Valuing Associationalism in Disputes Over Children’s Surnames,” 75 North Carolina Law Review 1625 (1997).
Merle Weiner, “Until Death Do Us Part. . . Unless We Both Change Our Minds,” 35 Iowa Advocate 30 (1996).
Merle Weiner, “Domestic Violence and the Per Se Standard of Outrage,” 54 Maryland Law Review 183 (1995). Reprinted, in part, in Nancy K.D. Lemon, Domestic Violence Law (2000 and 2005).