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Louise A. Howells
Professor of Law

B.A., Hiram College, 1971; J.D., University of Cincinnati, 1975; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983.

Professor Howells joined the faculty in 1992 and served as Director of Clinical Programs from 2002 to 2005. An expert in Housing and Community Development Law, she developed the Community Development Law Clinic, which she co-directs. She also teaches Torts II, Commercial Law and Real Estate Transactions.

Professor Howells began her career as a Legal Services attorney, specializing in employment and housing law. She was subsequently a fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center Harrison Institute for Public Law, working for the development of limited equity housing cooperatives in the District of Columbia. Following her fellowship, she accepted a position in the Office of the City Attorney for the City of Houston. As a city attorney, she developed programs for disadvantaged businesses and programs to promote and preserve low-income home ownership.

Professor Howells has served as a law firm mentor for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the D.C. Bar Community Economic Development Project. Her law practice and scholarship interests center on housing and economic justice for low wealth communities.