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School of Law

Clinical Teaching Fellow
Community Development Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 410                 
Community Development Clinic: 410.837.5706

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Thompson, 410-837-6798
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 433


J.D., University of Miami
B.S., University of Illinois

Areas of Expertise:

Community Lawyering
Economic and Racial Justice
Inclusive Development
Community Wealth

Professor Vaidya joined the Community Development Clinic in January of 2017. Prior to teaching at UB, she taught Lawyering Process at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, emphasizing client-centeredness and social justice advocacy. Previously, Professor Vaidya was a clinical teaching fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law Community Preservation Clinic. There, she received the Equal Justice Works Foreclosure fellowship to teach and supervise law students on consumer law, community lawyering, and foreclosure defense.

Professor Vaidya is a community lawyer who has partnered with grassroots organizations on equitable development and economic opportunity issues. While a Staff Attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing in Chicago, she collaborated with community organizers on displacement related policy efforts, facilitated know-your-rights workshops, and litigated impact eviction defense cases. Currently, she works on matters related to community ownership of land and governance issues pertaining to mobile homes in the Denver Metro area. Her other public interest experience includes wage theft and bankruptcy.

Vaidya grew up on the South Side of Chicago. Her research interests focus on generating wealth, opportunity, and access to capital in marginalized communities. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami and B.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Colorado.

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