Clinical Professor John Whitlow is a Supervising Attorney in the Community & Economic Development Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a supervising attorney at Make the Road New York (MRNY), where he oversaw the organization's housing and public benefits legal services and worked on housing and criminal justice policy initiatives.
While at MRNY, he was a visiting professor in NYU Law School's Law, Organizing and Social Change Clinic, which was based on MRNY's model of combining legal services and community organizing. He has also worked as a staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center's Community Development Project, where he represented tenant associations in group litigation and provided transactional legal assistance to non-profits and worker-owned cooperatives, and as a staff attorney at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services.
Professor Whitlow holds a BA from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA from the New School for Social Research, and a JD from CUNY School of Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of Queens Legal Services and is a tenant representative on the New York State Housing Court Advisory Council. He has been a faculty fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and a visiting lecturer at Pompeu Fabra University’s Public and Social Policy Center.