Lawyers play a pivotal role in addressing the pervasive circumstances around homelessness, and our Housing Law Clinic allows students to acquire vital experience resolving issues like eviction, foreclosure, and access to government-funded housing.

Most clients face eviction or the loss of government housing subsidies that they need in order to remain housed. As part of the Clinic, students:

  • Defend eviction actions in local district courts and the Boston Housing Court
  • Represent individuals before housing authorities
  • Work with community organizations to increase affordable housing
  • Pursue affirmative action litigation to correct illegal conditions in low-income housing

Students also sharpen their trial and negotiation skills in a weekly seminar covering the ethical, social, and political underpinnings of public interest practice and homelessness.


Alan Minuskin


Legal Services LAB

Part of our innovative Legal Services LAB, a fully functioning law firm within our Center for Experiential Learning.