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Stacy Seicshnaydre

Dean of Experiential Learning and Public Interest Programs and 
William K. Christovich Professor of Law

BA, University of Notre Dame; JD, magna cum laude, Tulane University

E-mail:  sseicshn@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5158
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Suite 216

Stacy Seicshnaydre is a leading authority on fair housing and anti-discrimination law, and her research and writing on housing law and policy have been influential in federal civil rights litigation.

As director of Tulane Law School’s Civil Litigation Clinic from 2004 to 2016, she guided students in the representation of clients on a variety of civil rights cases in federal courts at the district and appellate levels. She was founding executive director and later general counsel of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Since 2016, she has served as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Public Interest Programs.  In that role, Dean Seicshnaydre oversees the full range of skills training, experiential, and public interest initiatives at Tulane Law School, including Clinics, Trial Advocacy and moot court, externships, Intersession skills boot camps, and Tulane’s pioneering pro bono program.

Seicshnaydre clerked for Judge W. Eugene Davis of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals then was the first Tulane Law graduate to receive a Skadden Fellowship, through which she worked as a staff attorney for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C.

She has served on the board of the Inclusive Communities Project and National Fair Housing Alliance and on the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cited her work in the landmark disparate impact case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project.

Professor Seicshnaydre's CV      SSRN author page

Fall 2016 - Fair Housing Law & Litigation
Spring 2017 -  

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The New Orleans Advocate, "New Orleans’ shift toward rental vouchers, and away from public housing, chips away at density of poverty," 07/08/15
The Data Center, "Expanding Choice and Opportunity in the Housing Choice Voucher Program," 07/08/15
Nola.com, "Study authors feel New Orleans Section 8 renters should be able to cross parish lines," 07/08/15
Vox.com, "The Supreme Court just delivered a huge win in the fight against housing discrimination," 06/25/15
HuffPost Live, "Supreme Court Split On Housing Discrimination Case," 01/22/15
Constitution Daily blog, "Disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act: Inclusion is not a zero-sum game," 01/21/15
National Law Journal, "Justices Appear Wary of Weakening Fair Housing Act," 01/21/15
Vox.com, "The Supreme Court’s next assault on protections against discrimination: housing," 10/05/14
The Times-Picayune, "Public defenders' fee on guilty clients is fought Tulane Law Clinic files federal suit," Wednesday, March 02, 2011
CityBusiness, "Tulane professor critical of post-Katrina public housing policy," Monday, June 2, 2008
Tulane NewWave, "Good policy equals fair housing," Monday, June 2, 2008
The Times-Picayune, "Kenner accused of housing violation: Group says apartment ban is discriminatory," Friday, April 11, 2008
Times-Picayune, "Plan for resettling public housing residents OK'd," July 10, 2007
Op-Ed, The Times-Picayune, ?The Housing Next Door,? March 16, 2007
the Times Picayune, "Tenant admitted to River Garden after suing: Housing officials had turned her down," Thursday, December 07, 2006

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