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Law Reform Advocacy Clinic Receives Housing Leadership Award

On June 26, 2014, the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) presented the Housing Leadership Award to Professor Stefan Krieger, Village of Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand and students in the Law Reform Advocacy Clinic. LIHP recognized the clinic and the mayor for their work in the settlement of the eight-year federal housing-discrimination case Rivera v. Village of Farmingdale.

Under the settlement in the case, the village has agreed to use its best efforts to actively recruit developers for very low-income housing in Farmingdale.

Clinic students Jacob Davidson ’14, Constantine Kokinakis ’14, Louise Li ’14, Alexander Lovejoy 3L, Kiran Raghubeer ’14, Karina Vazirova ’14 and Jeffrey Weiner ’13, along with Dean Eric Lane, attended the award presentation.