Professor Jonathan Weinberg Appointed the Rank of Distinguished Professor

Wayne State University Law School extends sincere congratulations to Professor Jonathan Weinberg appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor on April 28, 2023, by the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

The award recognizes the significant scholarly contributions of Distinguished Professors and attempts to assist them in that scholarship by providing specific university funding.

The Distinguished Professor Award was created in recognition of academic excellence, to support academic advancement. 

In recognizing Professor Weinberg, WSU President M. Roy Wilson wrote, “Best wishes for a productive year ahead and congratulations to you on this recognition of your accomplishments to your field.”

Professor Weinberg joined the Wayne Law faculty in 1988 and was the associate dean for research and faculty development from 2018 to 2022.

He has been a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies; a law firm associate in Washington, D.C; a professor in residence at the U.S. Justice Department; a legal scholar in residence at the Federal Communications Commission; and a visiting scholar at Cardozo Law School. He chaired a working group created by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, an international body that administers the Internet domain name system) to develop recommendations on the creation of new Internet top level domains.

Weinberg has published articles on a wide-ranging set of topics including privacy, internet law, immigration and citizenship law, the first amendment, communications law and administrative law.



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