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Harrison Institute for Public Law: Housing and Development Clinic
Professor Michael Diamond
J.D. Clinic 508 | 14 credit hours (year long)
The Harrison Institute's Housing & Community Development Clinic seeks to empower resident groups and nonprofit developers of housing, businesses and community-based services. The clinic works in three areas: (1) multifamily housing (tenant purchase, conversion from rental to coop or condo, development or rehabilitation of affordable housing and housing finance); (2) facilities development (child care, health care, and other human services); and (3) community based economic development (community development corporations, business organization, business finance, contracts, start-up issues). The curriculum covers substantive topics of group client relations, housing finance, tax and economic principles, multifamily ownership, business organization, nonprofit governance, and financing programs for community development. The skill components include project planning, interviewing, negotiation, drafting and public presentations. The Institute encourages student applicants who speak Spanish. This clinic is open to students who will have completed 28 credits by the time clinic classes begin. Participation: 12 students.
See clinic course description in the online Curriculum Guide or the "Clinic Enrollment Policies" in the Bulletin.
Students may not concurrently enroll in this clinic and an externship or a practicum course.