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Michael R. Diamond


Director, Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development, Professor of Law

B.A., Syracuse; J.D., Fordham; LL.M., New York University

Areas of Expertise:

Business Organizations and Securities Regulation, Clinical Education, Housing Law, Property

Professor Diamond is the Director of the Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development at the Law Center where he is Director of the Housing and...

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Professor Diamond is the Director of the Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development at the Law Center where
he is Director of the Housing and Community Development Clinic.   Professor Diamond has previously taught at American University's Washington College of Law, the Antioch School of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, and the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.  He has served as a consultant for the American Bar Association, Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, on proposed laws concerning housing in Russia and Bosnia and as a legal education specialist on a team conducting
a mid-term evaluation of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Economic Law and Improved Procurement Systems project in Indonesia.  He has authored a text on real property, a casebook in corporations as well as  numerous articles, primarily in the area of poverty, community lawyering and property. In addition, he has published several books in the area of business law.

Areas of expertise: Housing and economic development; corporations.

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Michael Diamond, Corporations, A Contemporary Approach: Cases and Materials for a Course in Corporate Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 4th ed. 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Community, Home, and Identity (Michael Diamond & Terry L. Turnipseed eds., Farnham, Eng.: Ashgate 2012).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Michael Diamond, The Transposition of Power: Law, Lawyers and Social Movements, 24 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 319-351 (2017).    [W]
  • Michael Diamond, The Transposition of Power: Law, Lawyers, and Social Movements, 24 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 319-351 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond, Community Lawyering: Introductory Thoughts on Theory and Practice, 22 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 395-403 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Books

  • Michael Diamond, Corporations, A Contemporary Approach: Cases and Materials for a Course in Corporate Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 4th ed. 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Community, Home, and Identity (Michael Diamond & Terry L. Turnipseed eds., Farnham, Eng.: Ashgate 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Michael Diamond, Corporations: A Contemporary Approach: Cases and Materials for a Course in Corporate Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 3d ed. 2012).    [BOOK]
  • The Public Nature of Private Property (Michael Diamond & Robin Paul Malloy eds., Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Michael Diamond, Corporations: A Contemporary Approach: Cases and Materials for a Course in Corporate Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2d ed. 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Michael Diamond, How to Incorporate: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs and Professionals (New York: Wiley 5th ed. 2007).    [BOOK]
  • Harrison Institute for Public Law, An Analysis of the Strengths and Deficiencies of Washington, D.C.'s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (2006).   
  • Michael Diamond & Lawrence E. Mitchell, Corporations: A Contemporary Approach: Cases and Materials for a Course in Corporate Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2004).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Michael Diamond, The Transposition of Power: Law, Lawyers and Social Movements, 24 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 319-351 (2017).    [W]
  • Michael Diamond, The Transposition of Power: Law, Lawyers, and Social Movements, 24 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 319-351 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond, Community Lawyering: Introductory Thoughts on Theory and Practice, 22 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 395-403 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond, The Meaning and Nature of Property: Homeownership and Shared Equity in the Context of Poverty, 29 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 85-111 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond & J. Peter Byrne, Affordable Housing, Land Tenure, and Urban Policy: The Matrix Revealed, 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 527-610 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond, Community Economic Development: A Reflection on Community, Power and the Law, 8 J. Small & Emerging Bus. L. 151-171 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond & Aaron O'Toole, Leaders, Followers, and Free Riders: The Community Lawyer’s Dilemma When Representing Non-Democratic Client Organizations, 31 Fordham Urb. L.J. 481-547 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Michael Diamond, Community Lawyering: Revisiting the Old Neighborhood, 32 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 67-131 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Michael Diamond, De-concentrating Poverty: De-constructing a Theory and the Failure of Hope, in Community, Home, and Identity 47-76 (Michael Diamond & Terry L. Turnipseed eds., Farnham, Eng.: Ashgate 2012).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Michael Diamond, Shared Equity Housing: Cultural Understanding and the Meaning of Ownership, in The Public Nature of Private Property 37-63 (Michael Diamond & Robin Paul Malloy eds., Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate 2011).    [SSRN] [BOOK]
  • Michael Diamond, Affordable Housing and the Conflict of Competing Goods: A Policy Dilemma, in Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships 1-10 (Nestor M. Davidson & Robin Paul Malloy eds., Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate Press 2009).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Michael Diamond, Another Model of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Development: Building Housing and Building Capacity, in Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships 51-68 (Nestor M. Davidson & Robin Paul Malloy eds., Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate Press 2009).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Michael Diamond, Community Economic Development and the Paradox of Power, 1 Irish Rev. Community Econ. Dev. L. & Pol'y 5-25 (2012).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
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In the News

"Residents fault landlord for problems at Sayles Place," coverage in The Washington Post, February 26, 2017, quoting Professor Michael Diamond, director, Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development.

"GULC Institute Supports Housing Development," coverage in The Hoya, January 30, 2015, featuring Professor Michael Diamond, Adjunct Professor Raquel Skinner and the Harrison Institute. 

A Q&A with Professor Michael Diamond, director of the Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development at Georgetown Law, appeared in Elevation DC, May 7, 2013.

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"Residents fault landlord for problems at Sayles Place," coverage in The Washington Post, February 26, 2017, quoting Professor Michael Diamond, director, Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development.

"GULC Institute Supports Housing Development," coverage in The Hoya, January 30, 2015, featuring Professor Michael Diamond, Adjunct Professor Raquel Skinner and the Harrison Institute. 

A Q&A with Professor Michael Diamond, director of the Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development at Georgetown Law, appeared in Elevation DC, May 7, 2013.

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