Professor John Whitlow
B.A. 1997, Johns Hopkins University
M.A. 2000, The New School for Social Research
J.D. 2003, City University of New York School of Law
2013-2014 Faculty Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and Politics
Member, New York Bar
John Whitlow is co-director of UNM School of Law’s Economic Justice Clinic, which provides legal support to community-based organizations working in the areas of grassroots economic development, low-wage workers’ rights, and tenants’ rights. Professor Whitlow also teaches constitutional law and directs the School of Law’s Anti-Displacement Project. His research interests are centered on the role of law clinics in countering economic inequality and precarity.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Whitlow was a clinical professor and supervising attorney in CUNY School of Law’s Community and Economic Development Clinic, where he and his students represented tenant associations in affirmative litigation and provided transactional legal assistance to an array of community based organizations. Before that, he was a supervising attorney at Make the Road New York, where he oversaw the organization's housing and public benefits legal services and worked on housing and criminal justice policy initiatives, and a staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center's Community Development Project, where he represented tenant associations and provided transactional legal assistance to grassroots non-profits and worker-owned cooperatives.
Professor Whitlow holds a BA and a certificate in comparative international economic development from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA from the New School for Social Research, and a JD from CUNY School of Law. During law school, he worked at MFY Legal Services, the National Employment Law Project, Main Street Legal Services, and the Communications Workers of America. He has been a faculty fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, a visiting lecturer at Pompeu Fabra University’s Public and Social Policy Center, and a guest lecturer in NYU Law School's Law, Organizing and Social Change Clinic.