Larry Weiser

Professor Emeritus


  • J.D. Gonzaga University School of Law, 1976
  • A.B. Boston University, 1971


Professor Larry A. Weiser has been on the faculty of Gonzaga Law School in the clinical law program since 1981. He is director of the clinical law programs, the Elder Law Project, and teaches Elder Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Prof. Weiser is past chairman of the Administrative Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and law school liaison and past treasurer of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Prof. Weiser has been certified as an Elder Law attorney by the American Bar Association and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a former board member of the Spokane Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and past chair of the Dispute Resolution Center of Spokane and ADR Section of the Spokane County Bar Association.

Prof. Weiser is currently a member of the Spokane County Superior Court Guardian Ad Litem Committee. He has mediated many cases over the past 20 years and is a certified mediator with the Northwest Conflict Management Center (formally known as Inland Mediation Center of Spokane) and the Washington Mediation Association.


Adding Injury to Injury: Inadequate Protection for the Property of Tenants During Eviction and the Need for Reform, (co-authored with Matthew True), Volume 20, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Consumer Law Review (2007)


  • Trained faculty in clinical teaching methods for two weeks, Direito GV Law School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Meditation and ADR in Probate and Guardianship Matters,National College of Probate Judges 2009 Spring Conference, May 21, 2009
  • Legal Issues Affecting Caregivers, 8th Annual Caregivers Conference, May 12, 2009
  • Presented on Teaching Law in Practice at conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for law teachers from all over South America, April 2009
  • Program coordinator, and speaker on the subject of Financial Competencies In Older Adults, for the CLE entitled Legal and Financial Issues and Diminished Mental Capacity, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., 2008, 2009
  • Presented on Vulnerable Adult StatuteProtective Orders and GALS, and Meditation in Guardianship Cases, 2008 Spokane County Guardian Ad Litem training
  • Presented on the Vulnerable Adult Statute, and was co-program chair of the 2007 Inter-County Guardian Ad Litem Training sponsored by the Spokane County Bar Association and the King County Bar Association, October 26, 2007
  • Participated in a panel discussing the future of legal issues affecting vulnerable adults. The panel was part of the Vulnerable Adult Links United Summer Summit sponsored by Gonzaga University Legal Assistance, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, and Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, June 2007

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Elder Law