Clinical Teaching Fellow
Community Development Clinic
Administrative Assistant: Jaquetta Oram, 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 Development Law
Professor Vaidya joined the Community Development Clinic in January of 2017. Students represent nonprofits, small businesses, and other community enterprises on a wide range of transactional matters. 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 an Equal Justice Works Foreclosure Fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law Community Preservation Clinic. There, she taught and supervised law students on consumer law and foreclosure defense cases.
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 land use, community ownership of land, and other legal issues facing manufactured housing residents in the Denver Metro area.
Her research interests focus on collective ownership, wealth inequality, and progressive property rights. 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 Maryland, Colorado, and Illinois.