Clinical Fellow, Housing Discrimination Testing Program

Suffolk University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The SuffolkUniversity Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Program is seeking excellent attorney candidates for a full-time position as a clinical fellow to advance our mission, in particular, to design and coordinate housing discrimination tests, to give presentations on issues relating to fair housing and perform other program related work. The fellow will work as an integral part of a dynamic center for fair housing whose work includes testing, enforcement, education and outreach, curricular development, academic conferences and empirical study. This is a grant funded position for one year, but may continue beyond that depending on the availability of funding. Experience in fair housing or civil rights law is a plus, but is not required. Knowledge of the neighborhoods and City of Boston and the Boston rental real estate market is preferred, but is not required.


Design, implement and coordinate fair housing tests and investigations

  • Analyze testing results
  • Prepare detailed, accurate written reports of testing projects
  • Communicate with stakeholders, providing timely updates on investigations
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and maintaining a diverse pool of fair housing testers
  • Develop and present fair housing educational trainings to diverse audiences
  • Engage in strategic decision making regarding fair housing investigations
  • Participate with other team members in setting the vision for the program


  • J.D. Required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working directly with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple investigations, with varying deadlines
  • Ability to supervise fair housing testers
  • Comfortable speaking in public
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Detail oriented and able to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and community partners
  • Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision

Reporting: The Fellows work will be supervised by HDTPs Assistant Director, currently Jamie Langowski. The Fellow will report directly to Sarah Boonin, Director of Clinical Programs. The Fellow will also work with the Director of the HDTP, currently Professor William Berman, and the HDTPs Director of Investigations & Outreach.

Hours and Compensation: This position is a full-time, 12-month contract. The position will begin as soon as possible. Continuation of the position will be contingent on future funding, program needs, financial considerations, and the Fellows performance in carrying out the positions responsibilities, as well as adherence to the relevant terms of employment of the University and Law School.

Equal Opportunity:

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


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