Valerie Schneider

Associate Professor of Law and Interim Director of Clinical Law Center

J.D. (with honors) from the George Washington University Law School
B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania


Biography

Professor Schneider is an Associate Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law, where she supervises the Fair Housing Clinic, and teaches doctrinal courses including Property, Sexuality, Marriage and the Supreme Court and Legal Methods. Under her supervision, the Fair Housing Clinic assists low-income DC residents with housing discrimination and landlord-tenant matters. She also serves as Interim Director of the Clinical Law Center.

Prior to joining the Howard University School of Law faculty in 2012, Professor Schneider was an associate at Goulston & Storrs, p.c. in Boston, where she practiced in the areas of commercial real estate transactions and affordable housing development. In private practice, Professor Schneider maintained an extensive pro bono practice through which she counseled non-profits, community development corporations, and affordable housing cooperatives on a variety of issues related to maintaining and developing affordable housing.

Prior to her work at Goulston & Storrs, p.c., Professor Schneider served as a law clerk to Judge Deborah Eyler on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Before becoming an attorney, Professor Schneider worked extensively in the field of education.

Professor Schneider received a J.D. (with honors) from the George Washington University Law School and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.


Publications

Scholarships and Substantial Briefs

Property Rebels: Reclaiming Abandoned Bank-Owned Homes For Community Uses

In Defense of Disparate Impact: Urban Redevelopment and the Supreme Court’s Recent Interest in the Fair Housing Act

Locked In The Closet: The Impact Of Lawrence V. Texas On The Lives Of Gay Youth In The Juvenile Justice System

Brief of Amicus Curiae Empower D.C. in Support of Respondents, Twp. of Mount Holly, New Jersey v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Howard University School Of Law Fair Housing Clinic And Civil Rights Clinic

Selected Short Articles and Blog Posts

What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Disparate Impact

Settlement in Fair Housing Case — A Sigh of Relief