John Whitlow is an Associate Professor at the CUNY School of Law, where he co-directs the Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC), supervising the CEDC’s Housing Justice and Tenant Power Practice Area. John also teaches Property Law and courses on housing justice and tenants’ rights. Prior to joining CUNY’s faculty, John was an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he co-founded and co-directed the school’s Economic Justice Clinic and taught Constitutional Law, and a Visiting Clinical Instructor in NYU Law School’s Law, Organizing, and Social Change Clinic. John has also taught at the University of Pampeu Fabra’s Public and Social Policy Center. Before entering academia, John was a Supervising Attorney at Make the Road New York, where he oversaw the organization’s housing and public benefits legal services and worked on a range of law and policy reform initiatives, and a Staff Attorney at the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project (now TakeRoot Justice), where he represented tenant associations, grassroots non-profits, and worker-owned cooperatives. John began his legal career as a Staff Attorney in the Eviction Prevention Unit of Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services.
Associate Professor of Law