Fordham University School of Law
Office: Room 340
ExperienceBRIAN 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 and has written and presented extensively on
issues affecting low-income and marginalized communities.
- University of Michigan, B.A., 1962
- Yale University, M.A., 1966
- Yale University, LL.B., 1966