Catherine LaRaia

Clinical Fellow

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Biography

Catherine LaRaia is a Clinical Fellow in the Suffolk Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP).  Attorney LaRaia develops and implements testing to detect housing discrimination.  She works with enforcement and legal service agencies to investigate discrimination complaints.  In addition, Attorney LaRaia coordinates testing related to systemic audits and larger research initiatives. Attorney LaRaia also provides trainings on state and federal fair housing laws to communities, real estate professionals and first time home buyers.   Prior to joining HDTP, Attorney LaRaia served as a public defender with Committee of Public Counsel Services for six years in District and Superior Courts throughout the Commonwealth.  Attorney LaRaia received her J.D. from Northeastern University of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Education

  • BA, University of Massachusetts
  • JD, Northeastern University