Jeff Leslie

Jeff Leslie is an expert on affordable housing, community development and clinical legal education. He is the Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative Clinic, representing community-based affordable housing developers, and teaches courses in commercial real estate, affordable housing law and policy, negotiations and transactional lawyering skills. He currently serves as the faculty director of curriculum, director of clinical and experiential learning, and co-director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy.

Before joining the Law School, he clerked for Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago Department of Law, where he worked on affordable housing and economic development transactions.

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