On Sunday Washburn Law Professor Michelle Ewert discusses fair housing and constitutional issues raised by national, state and local housing policies and the impact of those policies on people’s access to housing. In particular, Prof Ewert will focus on the one strike eviction policy for public housing and unequal code enforcement in low-income, minority neighborhoods. See: One Strike and You're Out of Public Housing: How the Intersection of the War on Drugs and Federal Housing Policy Violates Due Process and Fair Housing Principles
Sunday February 25, Wildcat Chamber, 2:30 PM
Michelle Ewert joined Washburn Law in 2017. Previously she was a clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Prior to that Professor Ewert was staff attorney and housing law supervisor at the Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) in Baltimore where she litigated subsidized housing cases in state and federal court and administrative agencies. She has also been staff attorney at Central California Legal Services (CCLS) in Visalia, California and at HOPE Fair Housing in Wheaton, Illinois. Professor Ewert has represented low-income clients, including survivors of domestic violence and people who are homeless, in both urban and rural settings and has been actively involved in the legal services community. She is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, received a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, and earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Professor Ewert is a member of the Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Maryland bars.