Mnookin Joins Deans Supporting Garland Call to Action on Housing and Eviction Crisis

Law school deans across the United States have issued a statement supporting A.G. Garland's call to action on a looming housing and eviction crisis

August 30, 2021

Statement of Law School Deans in Support of the Attorney General’s Call to the Legal Community

We, the deans of law schools across the United States, agree with Attorney General Garland that the legal profession is well positioned to provide support for tenants, landlords, and courts in the looming housing and eviction crisis. As law school deans responsible for training the next generation of lawyers to be stewards of an effective, equitable, and just legal system, we feel obliged to do our part. Therefore, we are working with our faculty and students to take immediate and meaningful action to combat this crisis. Drawing on resources such as our pro bono programs, clinical offerings, and the service of our larger law school communities, we will help ensure that families and individuals facing eviction have the legal representation, counseling, and assistance they need to exercise their rights, that those entitled to the support of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program are able to access it, and that eviction proceedings are conducted in a fair and just manner.

Alicia Ouellette 
Albany Law School

Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. 
American University Washington College of Law

Angela Onwuachi-Willig 
Boston University School of Law

Michael T. Cahill 
Brooklyn Law School

J. Rich Leonard
Campbell Law School

Larry Cunningham
Charleston School of Law

Eduardo R.C. Capulong 
City University of New York School of Law

Lee Fisher
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Gillian Lester 
Columbia Law School

Jens David Ohlin 
Cornell Law School

Joshua P. Fershée
Creighton University School of Law

Kerry Abrams 
Duke University School of Law

Luke Bierman
Elon University School of Law

Matthew Diller 
Fordham University School of Law

William M. Treanor 
Georgetown University Law Center

LaVonda N. Reed
Georgia State University College of Law

Colin Crawford
Golden Gate University School of Law

John F. Manning 
Harvard Law School

Gail Prudenti 
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Danielle Holley-Walker 
Howard University School of Law

Gordon Smith
J. Reuben Clark Brigham Young University Law School

Michael Waterstone
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Zelda B. Harris
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Patricia Bennett
Mississippi College School of Law

Anthony Niedwiecki
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Anthony W. Crowell 
New York Law School

Trevor W. Morrison 
New York University School of Law

Hari M. Osofsky 
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

G. Marcus Cole 
Notre Dame Law School

Horace E. Anderson 
Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Danielle M. Conway 
Penn State Dickinson Law

James W. Houck 
Penn State Law

Fernando Moreno Orama
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School

Jennifer Gerarda Brown
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Mark Martin
Regent Law School

Gregory W. Bowman
Roger Williams University School of Law

Rose Cuison-Villazor and Kimberly Mutcherson 
Rutgers Law School 

William P. Johnson
Saint Louis University School of Law

Annette E. Clark
Seattle University School of Law

Kathleen M. Boozang
Seton Hall School of Law

Michael F. Barry
South Texas College of Law Houston

Jennifer M. Collins
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

John Pierre
Southern University Law Center

Darby Dickerson
Southwestern Law School

Michael A. Simons 
St. John’s University School of Law

Patricia E. Roberts
St. Mary's University School of Law

Jenny S. Martinez 
Stanford Law School 

Michèle Alexandre
Stetson University College of Law

Andrew Perlman
Suffolk University Law School

Craig M. Boise 
Syracuse University College of Law 

Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law 

Dayna Bowen Matthew
The George Washington University Law School

Katharine T. Schaffzin
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Elena B. Langan
Touro Law Center

Jennifer L. Mnookin 
UCLA School of Law 

Aviva Abramovsky 
University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York 

Mark E. Brandon
University of Alabama School of Law

Ronald Weich 
University of Baltimore School of Law 

Erwin Chemerinsky 
University of California, Berkeley School of Law 

David L. Faigman
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Eboni S. Nelson
University of Connecticut School of Law

Jelani Jefferson Exum
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Laura Ann Rosenbury 
University of Florida Levin College of Law 

Bo Rutledge
University of Georgia School of Law

Camille Nelson
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – William S. Richardson School of Law

Leonard M. Baynes 
University of Houston Law Center 

Johanna Kalb
University of Idaho College of Law

Donald B. Tobin 
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law 

Eric J. Mitnick
University of Massachusetts School of Law

Mark D. West 
University of Michigan Law School

Garry W. Jenkins 
University of Minnesota Law School 

Susan H. Duncan
University of Mississippi School of Law

Richard Moberly
University of Nebraska College of Law

Sergio Pareja
University of New Mexico School of Law

Marcilynn A. Burke
University of Oregon School of Law

Theodore W. Ruger 
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 

Amy J. Wildermuth
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Wendy C. Perdue
University of Richmond School of Law 

Robert A. Schapiro
University of San Diego School of Law

William C. Hubbard 
University of South Carolina School of Law 

Andrew T. Guzman 
University of Southern California Gould School of Law 

Robert K. Vischer
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Ward Farnsworth
University of Texas School of Law

Renée McDonald Hutchins 
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 

Michael Hunter Schwartz
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Elizabeth McCormick
University of Tulsa College of Law

Elizabeth Kronk Warner
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Risa L. Goluboff
University of Virginia School of Law

Mario L. Barnes
University of Washington School of Law

Chris Guthrie 
Vanderbilt Law School

Jane Aiken
Wake Forest School of Law

Carla D. Pratt
Washburn University School of Law

Nancy Staudt
Washington University School of Law

Richard A. Bierschbach 
Wayne State University Law School 

Amelia Smith Rinehart
West Virginia University College of Law

James McGrath
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Sudha Setty
Western New England University School of Law

Amelia Smith Rinehart
West Virginia University College of Law

Heather K. Gerken 
Yale Law School 

Melanie Leslie 
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


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