Neil C. Weare

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(spring term)


Neil C. Weare is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is a civil rights attorney and nonprofit leader. As the founder of Equally American, his work focuses on achieving equal rights for Americans living in U.S. territories. 

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Neil C. Weare

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2008
B.A., Lewis & Clark College, 2002

Courses Taught


  • Law of Territories

Neil C. Weare is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is a civil rights attorney and nonprofit leader. As the founder of Equally American, his work focuses on achieving equal rights for Americans living in U.S. territories.

Raised in the U.S. territory of Guam, Weare worked for Guam’s non-voting Delegate Madeleine Bordallo prior to attending Yale Law School. In 2015, he argued Tuaua v. United States before the D.C. Circuit, making the case for equal citizenship in U.S. territories. Outside of this advocacy, he advises nonprofit organizations as an associate at Loeb & Loeb LLP in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was an attorney at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC., also in D.C.

Prior to founding Equally American, Weare was a Litigation Counsel and Supreme Court Fellow at Constitutional Accountability Center. He clerked on the Alaska Supreme Court for Justice Morgan Christen, now a Judge on the Ninth Circuit. He was also a Thomas Emerson Fellow at David Rosen & Associates in New Haven. As a law student, Weare successfully argued CCJEF v. Rell, a landmark case before the Connecticut Supreme Court recognizing a right to adequate education for Connecticut schoolchildren. Weare’s commentary has appeared in  The New York TimesThe Washington Post, CNN.com, Slate and other media outlets. He also competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics as a runner for Guam.