Interested in examining how lawyers use law to effectuate social change? This is the event for you! Join us for a virtual experience of a
Interested in examining how lawyers use law to effectuate social change? This is the event for you!
Join us for a virtual experience of a typical class for students affiliated with our Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law and learn about different types of legal strategies that make an impact in social justice movements.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET
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Andrew Scherer is a Professor, the Policy Director of the Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law, the Director of the Right to Counsel Project, and the Co-Director of the Housing Justice Leadership Institute. Professor Scherer also directs the Housing Rights Clinic. He has taught courses in land use, housing policy and law, and planning law. He plays a prominent role in access to justice, housing policy, landlord-tenant law, and other public interest issues—locally, nationally, and internationally. He has been an advocate for the right to counsel in civil matters, particularly eviction proceedings, for over 35 years. Under Professor Scherer’s direction, the Right to Counsel Project worked with the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition and others to pass legislation that established a right to counsel in eviction cases in 2017, making New York City the first jurisdiction in the United States to do so.
Samantha C. Pownall ’11 directs the Education Law and Policy Institute and teaches clinical legal and experiential learning courses at New York Law School, including the Education Law Clinic, Children and the Law in Practice, and Legal Practice. Her scholarship and instruction focus on administrative hearings, advocacy campaigns, special education law, school liability, holistic client representation, juvenile justice, civil rights and constitutional issues in education law.