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Clinical Teaching Fellow
Community Development Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 426                 
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. Students in the clinic represent community organizations and 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 and at the University of Illinois College of Law Community Preservation Clinic.

Professor Vaidya is a community lawyer who has partnered with grassroots organizations. While a Staff Attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing in Chicago, she collaborated with organizers on displacement related policy efforts, facilitated know-your-rights workshops, and litigated impact eviction defense cases. Currently, she provides transactional support to community organizations working on resident ownership and other policy initiatives on behalf of mobile home communities in the Denver Metro area.

Her research interests focus on community ownership, wealth inequality, and economic justice. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Colorado.

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