Art Wolf

Professor of Law, School of Law

Professor Art Wolf, who clerked for New Jersey Superior Court Judge Theodore Botter, began his career as a trial and appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. A former national staff member for George McGovern’s presidential campaign in 1972 and Study Supervisor at the Vera Institute of Justice, he also spent five years as Special Counsel to U.S. Rep. Robert Drinan, and as a consultant to the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing Inc.

Professor Wolf has been teaching at WNE since 1978. In 2001, the School of Law named him Professor of the Year and awarded him the Teaching Excellence Award commemorative medallion.

“Art Wolf has been an institution at the School of Law and a vital member of the Law School, the University, and the community,” said Interim Dean Beth Cohen. “In addition to teaching numerous courses, including Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, and Immigration Law, Art mentored thousands of students. He coached moot court teams, worked with students doing independent studies, and helped to guide students in countless ways.”

As Director of the School of Law’s Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs, Professor Wolf has brought to campus naturalization ceremonies for new citizens, candidate debates for elective office, hearings of state legislative committees, commemorative events to celebrate Citizenship Day and Constitution Day, and other programs. He has a special interest in federal courts, legislation, and immigration law.

“Art cares so deeply about students,” Dean Cohen added. “He was a dedicated teacher and a supportive colleague who will be greatly missed.”