Research and Teaching Areas
Nonprofits/Charities; Legal Aid; Public Interest/Service
Brian Glick is a lawyer, teacher, writer and activist who founded the Law School’s Community Economic Development Clinic in 2000 and has directed it since then. The CED Clinic represents groups fighting for social justice in low-income communities and low-wage workforces. As their general counsel it helps sustain effective organizations and build institutions – health clinics, childcare centers, worker co-ops – that empower their participants while providing desperately needed services and opportunities. It supports neighborhood efforts to shape development, limit gentrification and win community benefits agreements. It also assists small grassroots groups with incorporation, bylaws and tax exemption. The Clinic’s work is featured on www.lawclinic.tv (click “Colors Restaurant”).
For 15 years before coming to Fordham Glick worked as a legal services lawyer representing community groups in the low-income predominantly African American and Latino/a Oceanhill-Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick and East New York sections of Brooklyn, NY.
Before that he served as associate director of the National Welfare Law Center (now National Center for Law & Economic Justice), partner in the Chicago-based People’s Law Office, administrator of the Prisoners’ Health Project (San Francisco) and counsel to the San Francisco Unemployed and Welfare Council. He has taught at Yale, CUNY, UC-Berkeley, U Mass-Amherst and Columbia universities.
Brian Glick has written and presented extensively on issues affecting low-income and marginalized communities.
- "Two, Three, Many Rosas! Rebellious Lawyers and Progressive Activist Organizations," 23 Clinical Law Review 611 (2017)
- “The Greening of Community Economic Development: Dispatches from New York City” (with former CED Clinic students Carmen Huertas-Noble and Jessica Rose), 31 Western New England Law Review(2009)
- “Integrative Lawyering: Navigating the Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment” (with Sheila Foster), 95 California Law Review (2007), part of symposium on “Race, Economic Justice &Community Lawyering in the New Century.” Available at http://ssrn.com/author=330388
- “Proposal for a Social Justice Community Development Clinic,” Materials for American Assn. of Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education (May 2004)
- "Neighborhood Legal Services as House Counsel to Community-Based Efforts to Achieve Economic Justice: The East Brooklyn Experience," 23 NYU Review of Law and Social Change 105 (1997).
- War at Home: Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It (South End Press, 1989).
- Your Right to Demonstrate (Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1984).
- The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (1973)
- “Change Through the Courts?” in Wright, ed., The Politics of Punishment (1973)
- University of Michigan, BA, 1962
- Yale University, MA, 1966
- Yale University, LLB, 1966