Anthony S. Winer

Professor of Law

“In an open society that aspires to be free, the interests of each individual must be taken seriously. If that society has over 280 million individuals in it, a system of representation for the interests of each individual must be wide-ranging and deeply based. Such a society must develop and maintain a class of professional persons representing the interests of each of that society’s members. At its best, the legal profession in this country works toward the realization of this goal, and helps our society move closer to the goal of individual freedom for all. I believe in this aspiration, and that is why I have pursued the law as a profession and teaching as a career.”


A.B., 1977, University of California, Berkeley
J.D., 1980, University of Chicago Law School
LL.M., 1991, New York University School of Law


William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law, 1996-; associate professor of law, 1994-96; assistant professor of law, 1991-94.

Fulbright visiting scholar, Academy of Public Administration in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2008-09.

Attorney, Moses & Singer, New York, 1987-90.

Attorney, Shearman & Sterling, New York, 1982-87.

Staff attorney, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., 1980-82.

Admitted: Washington, D.C., 1980; New York, 1983; Minnesota, 1992.

Professional Focus

Professor Winer’s practice background was in international banking law, and he retains a teaching and publishing interest in topics dealing with international law. As an academic writer and educator, he has also been active in the fields of constitutional law and administrative law. Many of his teaching and academic projects have placed special emphasis on the relationships between law and sexuality.

Leadership & Service

Minnesota State Bar Association, Section of International Business Law: Member, 1994-; Chair, 1997-98; Vice-Chair, 1996-97; Secretary, 1995-96; Newsletter Editor, 1997-2001. American Bar Association, Section of International Law: Co-Chair, Task Force on Business and Human Rights; Vice-Chair, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Interest Network (“GIN”); International Law News Deputy Editor. American Society of International Law: Member, Board of Corresponding Editors, International Legal Materials; Member, International Economic Law Section. Board of Directors, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, 1999-2002. Board of Directors, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, 1994-96. Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Lesbian and Gay Issues Subcommittee, 1994-95.