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Michael Diamond
Director, Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development
diamondm@law.georgetown.edu
BA, Syracuse University
JD, Fordham University
LLM, New York University

Michael Diamond is Professor of Law at Georgetown  Law where he is the Director of Georgetown's Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development and directs its Housing and Community Development Clinic.  He also teaches Corporations and Property.  Professor Diamond taught at American University's Washington College of Law and at Antioch University School of Law and visited at several Law Schools.  He has taught Contracts, Business Associations, Property, Administrative Law, and seminars in Housing, Economic Development and Sociology of Law.  Professor Diamond has been of counsel to the law firms of Goldfarb & Singer and O'Toole, Rothwell, Nassau, and Steinbach and a consultant to the ABA's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative on proposed housing laws in Russia and Bosnia, and to the Agency for International Development.   He consulted with the District of Columbia Law Revision Commission and several advisory commissions on housing policy.  His books include:  Corporations: A Contemporary Approach, 2d Ed. Carolina Academic Press (2004), and How to Incorporate; A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Professionals, 5th Ed. John Wiley and Sons (2007).  His recent articles include: Community Lawyering: Revisiting the Old Neighborhood, Columbia Human Rights Law Review (2000); Leaders, Followers and Free Riders: The Community Lawyer's Dilemma when Representing Non-Democratic Client Organizations, Fordham Urban Law Journal  (2004, with O'Toole); Community Economic Development: A Reflection on Community, Power and the Law, The Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law (2004); Affordable Housing, Land Tenure and Urban Policy: The Matrix Revealed, Fordham Urban Law Journal (with Byrne).  Professor Diamond gave the keynote address at a workshop entitled Affordable Housing and Public/Private Partnerships:  The Intersection of Housing, Property, and Real Estate.at the University of Colorado Law School.  He has recently presented papers at the University of Colorado Law School (on tenant participation in Low income Housing Tax Credit projects) and Chapman University Law School (on the cultural meaning of property).

Raquel C. Skinner
Staff Attorney
rcs75@law.georgetown.edu
BA, Spelman College
JD, University of Pennsylvania

Raquel C. Skinner is an adjunct professor and staff attorney with the Harrison Institute's Housing and Community Development Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. As a staff attorney, she advises low-income tenant associations with respect to their purchase and renovation of multifamily housing and conversion of such housing into condominiums and cooperatives. In her adjunct role, she supervises work performed by clinical law students on these transactions and teaches in Georgetown Law's Housing and Community Development Seminar. Before joining the Harrison Institute, Ms. Skinner was an Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae, where she provided transactional legal support to Fannie Mae's Multifamily Mortgage Business. Ms. Skinner's earlier experience includes several years with two major law firms where she represented borrowers and lenders in commercial real property transactions and worked on corporate and securities transactions.
 
Amanda Kleinrock
Attorney and Clinical Fellow
ajk140@georgetown.edu
BS, University of Florida
JD, Cornell Law School

Amanda Kleinrock is a Clinical Fellow with the Harrison Institute's Housing and Community Development Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center.  She supervises law students and works on affordable housing transactions, including acquisitions and renovations.  Prior to joining the Harrison Institute, Amanda worked as a staff attorney with the Fair Housing Project at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.  At LASPBC, she litigated cases on behalf of low-income residents of Palm Beach County who have experienced housing discrimination.  Additionally, she conducted workshops and trainings for housing counselors, advocates, first time homebuyers, and real estate and lending professionals on the subjects of fair housing, predatory lending, foreclosure defense, and landlord-tenant matters.

Eugenia Alvarez
Business Manager
ea661@georgetown.edu
202-662-4232

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