Jennifer Levy and Morenike Fajana, Lecturers-in-Law (2 graded academic and 3 ungraded fieldwork credits)
Students will work with attorneys from the Civil Practice at The Legal Aid Society to represent low income tenants in summary proceedings in Brooklyn Housing Court. Students will primarily represent tenants in three types of proceedings: nonpayment of rent proceedings, holdover proceedings and affirmative repairs proceedings (referred to as Housing Part actions). Additionally, students will also have the opportunity to work with various tenant associations by engaging in community outreach, litigation and attending attend tenant meetings in Brooklyn.
This course will introduce students to the fundamental protections and regulations which govern the practice of New York City housing law, and will also expose students to the many real-world limitations of these regulations, and the resultant challenges faced by low-income tenants.
This externship is only offered in the Spring. The online application will be released in Fall 2018. Any additional questions can be sent to Susan Kraham at [email protected].