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.
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.