HDTP Staff

William Berman, Clinical Professor of LawWilliam Berman

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-to-Practice Program, the third year capstone experience for the Accelerator-to-Practice 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-to-Practice Program 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.

Stacy DanielStacy Daniel
Stacy Daniel is a Clinical Fellow with Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP). Ms. Daniel leads projects designed to inform the public throughout the Commonwealth of their rights and obligations under fair housing laws. She also coordinates fair housing tests. Ms. Daniel is a proud double ram who graduated from Suffolk University in 2017 and Suffolk University Law School in 2021. She is an alumna of the Family Advocacy Clinic and was also a dedicated member of HDTP since 2018. Ms. Daniel is currently awaiting admission to the CT and MA bar. In her free time, Ms. Daniel enjoys baking, podcasts and spending time with her family, especially her adorable niece, Leila.

Ashley Grant Ashley Grant

Ashley Grant is the Director of Fair Housing Enforcement and a Clinical Fellow with the Housing Discrimination Testing Program and Accelerator to Practice Program at Suffolk University Law School. Prior to joining Suffolk University Law School, Attorney Grant was the Legal Director at the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, where she spent ten years representing victims of housing discrimination in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. In addition to conducting frequent trainings and presentations on fair housing issues, Attorney Grant also designed and co-taught a course on housing discrimination at Western New England School of Law.

Attorney Grant is a graduate of the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law and Wesleyan University. After law school, she served as a law clerk for a federal magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York and worked as an attorney at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City, representing low-income tenants in housing court and assisting individuals whose public benefits had been terminated.

Jamie Langowski, HDTP Clinical Fellow

Jamie Langowski
Jamie Langowski, pronouns: she/her, is a Practitioner in Residence at Suffolk University Law School and the Administrative Director of Suffolk’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP). The HDTP’s mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through testing, enforcement, education, and academic research. Attorney Langowski has many years of experience in the area of fair housing law and helped start the HDTP program at SULS. Attorney Langowski has co-developed and co-taught multiple experiential fair housing law courses and is a frequent speaker on topics related to fair housing testing.

Prior to coming to Suffolk, Attorney Langowski clerked for a Boston civil rights attorney and served as Director of Policy and Communications for an At-Large Boston City Councillor where she worked on a wide range of issues with a focus on the environment and education. She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.


  • Jamie Langowski et al., Qualified Renters Need Not Apply: Race and Voucher Discrimination in the Metro Boston Rental Housing Market, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, Vol. 28(1), Fall 2020.
  • Jamie Langowski et al., Qualified Renters Need Not Apply: Race and Voucher Discrimination in the Metro Boston Rental Housing Market, The Boston Foundation, July 2020.
  • Jamie Langowski, William Berman, Regina Holloway, and Cameron McGinn, Transcending Prejudice: Gender Identity and Expression-Based Discrimination in the Metro Boston Rental Housing Market, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Vol. 29, p. 321, 2018.
  • Jamie Langowski, Discrimination with a Smile, Pride Guide, 2018.
  • 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).
James Matthews

James Matthews
James Matthews, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in Suffolk Law School’s Accelerator-to-Practice Program and Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP) where he supervises law students in housing discrimination, landlord-tenant, and other consumer protection matters related to housing. Attorney Matthews has over ten (10) years of experience working with low-income individuals on housing issues. Prior to law school, he was employed by the North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP) in Peabody, MA, where he worked with the agency’s staff attorney to assist low-income tenants facing eviction, discrimination, and termination or denial of subsidized housing. During law school, he continued advocating for at-risk tenants through a Summer Fellowship at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and as a student attorney in Suffolk Law School’s Housing Clinic. Attorney Matthews also has significant teaching and professional presenting experience. He helps conduct fair housing trainings and presentations as part of HDTP’s community education and outreach. He also teaches an upper-level landlord-tenant course he developed which includes instruction on state and federal fair housing law.

Kelly Vieira Kelly Vieira
Kelly Vieira is a Clinical Fellow and the Director of Investigations and Outreach for Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP). In 2020, Attorney Vieira joined HDTP as part of a joint project with the City of Boston’s Office of Fair Housing & Equity. She completed a 100-test project focusing on race and source of income discrimination throughout the neighborhoods of Boston. In her current role, Attorney Vieira focuses on providing fair housing training, community outreach, and discrimination testing throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Vieira has been featured on WBUR Radio Boston, CS Monitor, and the documentary Roxbury as a fair housing expert. Attorney Vieira is a proud Suffolk Law alum who received her J.D. in 2019. In 2015, she earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Tufts University. In her free time, Attorney Vieira enjoys spending time on artistic endeavors and hanging out with her adorable cat, Jiji.

Paige Stopperich - Suffolk University Paige Stopperich
Paige Stopperich is a Clinical Fellow for Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination and Testing Program (HDTP). Attorney Stopperich joined the HDTP team in 2023 as part of a project with the WestMetro HOME Consortium. In this role, Attorney Stopperich will be conducting fair housing testing aimed at fighting discrimination throughout the Commonwealth. Prior to joining HDTP, Attorney Stopperich worked as a Housing and Homelessness Prevention Attorney for Housing Families Inc. in Chelsea, Massachusetts. During law school, Attorney Stopperich also interned for numerous legal aid organizations in their Housing Divisions including Greater Boston Legal Services, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and De Novo. In her free time, Attorney Stopperich enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as her dog, Marge. Attorney Stopperich is a proud Suffolk Law Alum who received her J.D. in 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina where she was also a NCAA Division 1 Athlete on their Equestrian Team.