William Berman is a Clinical Professor of Law. He has taught at Suffolk's Clinical Programs since 2000. He is a graduate of Union College and Boston University School of Law.
Professor Berman is the Managing Attorney of Suffolk's Accelerator Practice, the third year capstone experience for the Accelerator Program, a three year course of study that introduces students to the theory, practice, business and technology skills needed to represent average income clients who otherwise are without access to the justice system. The Accelerator Practice provides students a year-long clinical experience in a fee generating law firm embedded within the law school. The Accelerator Program offers students a unique opportunity to prepare for practice in a small or solo firm.
Prof. Berman is also the Director of Suffolk’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the Fair Housing Commission of the City of Boston. HDTP's mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through testing, enforcement and education. Professor Berman and his colleagues have trained over 100 students and community members to conduct housing discrimination testing in the Boston area, and have referred numerous cases to local agencies for enforcement. Professor Berman also oversees Suffolk's Fair Housing Fellowship Program and teaches a fair housing seminar.
Professor Berman is a frequent speaker on topics related to clinical and experiential learning. Prior to working at Suffolk University Law School Professor Berman worked in private practice, at the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts, and at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. He has over 27 years of experience litigating cases in Massachusetts.
Nadiyah J. Humber
Nadiyah J. Humber is a Clinical Fellow for the Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP), funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the Fair Housing Commission of the City of Boston. HDTP’s mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through testing, enforcement and education. Prior to working at Suffolk, Nadiyah was the senior assistant director of admissions at Northeastern University School of Law. She also worked at the Committee for Public Counsel Services as a trial attorney in Worcester County District Courts. Nadiyah earned her B.S. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Regina Holloway is a Clinical Fellow in the Suffolk University Housing Discrimination Testing Program, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the Fair Housing Commission of the City of Boston. Regina is a graduate of Temple University and Suffolk University Law School. She has worked as a discrimination tester for the SULS Housing Discrimination Testing Program throughout law school. Prior to attending law school she has amassed over 10 years of experience in sales and business development. Regina has worked for both tech startups, as well as in the mortgage industry for both JP Morgan Chase and Citizens Bank.
Jamie Langowski is a Clinical Fellow at Suffolk University Law School. She has co-managed Suffolk’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP) since its inception in 2012 and co-taught a seminar between 2012 and 2015 titled, “Housing Discrimination Law, Theory & Practice: Brainstorming and Implementing Solutions to Discrimination”. The HDTP’s mission is to eliminate illegal housing discrimination through testing, enforcement, and education. Since 2012 Attorney Langowski has coordinated hundreds of housing discrimination tests of the rental market throughout Massachusetts. She and her colleagues have trained over 150 students and community members as testers. Before joining Suffolk, she clerked for a Boston civil rights attorney and served as Director of Policy and Communications for a Boston At-Large City Councillor. Attorney Langowski is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and St. Cloud State University.Publications
William Berman and Jamie Langowski, Supreme Court Upholds a Critical Tool in the Struggle for Inclusive Communities, Human Rights at Home Blog, June 25, 2015.
Lingering Lead: Strategies for Eliminating Familial Status Discrimination Due to Lead Paint, 2 BEARING WITNESS: J. L. & SOC. RESP. 22 (2014).
Sherley E. Rodriguez
Sherley E. Rodriguez, is a Clinical Fellow at Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program. Prior to joining Suffolk, Ms. Rodriguez was a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law where she supervised law students in the Employment Rights Clinic and taught pre-trial and trial advocacy. Ms. Rodriguez also worked as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) in the Employment Law Unit (EU). Her work with GBLS’ EU included representing low-wage and immigrant workers with unemployment, wage and hour, discrimination, workplace harassment, and working condition issues. Ms. Rodriguez has also served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Office of the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division. Ms. Rodriguez has a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A., cum laude, from Boston University. She is a member of the 2014 – 2015 Massachusetts Labor and Employment Section Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She was a member of the 2013-2014 Women’s Bar Association Leadership Initiative Class and is incoming co-chair for 2015-2016. In 2012, the Massachusetts Bar Association and Lawyers Weekly selected Ms. Rodriguez as an Up and Coming Lawyer.
Ana Vaquerano, a native of El Salvador, is a long-term resident of Chelsea who has worked tirelessly for the community for over twenty-five years. Ana has worn many hats in her work with Suffolk University Law School; program coordinator, administrative assistant, secretary-receptionist, paralegal and intake worker among other responsibilities. She has been honored for her outstanding client service by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and also by many other organizations. Her fluent Spanish has made her an invaluable resource for clinical students, colleagues and clients. And she has volunteered for several years to accompany undergraduate students in a program of work and learning in a rural village in El Salvador. Her dedication to public service is an example and an inspiration to her colleagues and the students at Suffolk University Law School. Ana is married and has three children and two grandchildren.