Nonprofit Clinic Consultant
Laurie Hauber moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2016 and joined Lane County Legal Aid/Oregon Law Center to focus on affordable housing issues. She was the founder and director of the Community Economic Development Program at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for several years. Under her leadership, CED was a recipient of a citywide award for “Responding to Community Needs and Entrepreneurs,” and Ms. Hauber received a Missouri Women’s Justice Public Service Practitioner Award for her work with CED. Prior to that Ms. Hauber started and directed the Community & Economic Development Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School from 2004 until 2009. Before joining Vanderbilt’s law faculty, she founded and directed the Economic Justice Project, a program in Boston that provides legal representation and education to entrepreneurs starting or operating businesses in low-income communities. She has published various articles on CED topics, and has spoken at numerous national and state conferences on topics involving community business development, transactional pro bono programs, community engagement strategies, social entrepreneurship, and nonprofit governance. She recently ended her tenure as the Editor-In-Chief of the American Bar Association Journal on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law.
Ms. Hauber is a graduate of Harvard College and received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School.