Laurie Hauber moved with her family to Eugene in 2016 and joined Lane County Legal Aid/Oregon Law Center in 2017 to focus on affordable housing issues. Prior to moving to Eugene, she was the founder and director of the Community Economic Development Program at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for several years. Under her leadership, the CED Program was a recipient of a citywide award, “Responding to Community Needs and Entrepreneurs,” and she received a Missouri Women’s Justice Public Service Practitioner Award for her work. Prior to that Ms. Hauber started and directed the Community & Economic Development Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School from 2004 until 2009. While at Vanderbilt she published two scholarly articles, one on clinical education and another on economic justice and entrepreneurship. 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. After earning her JD, she practiced corporate law at the law firm of Cooley Godward in San Francisco.
Ms. Hauber 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 also has designed curriculum on a wide range of business legal topics and has taught several hundred community seminars since beginning her legal career. She recently ended her tenure as the Editor-In-Chief of the American Bar Association Journal on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. Ms. Hauber serves on the boards of several local and statewide nonprofit organizations. She is a graduate of Harvard College and received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School.