Edward De Barbieri joins the faculty this academic year as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and will work with the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and co-teach the Community Development Clinic and the Corporate/Real Estate Clinic. He previously served as the Senior Staff Attorney for the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project, where he advised nonprofit organizations, provided legal assistance to low-income workers, tenants, and homeowners in foreclosure. Professor De Barbieri joined Urban Justice Center in 2008 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University College Cork, Ireland from 2007-2008. While at Brooklyn Law School he was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow.
Professor De Barbieri speaks and writes about issues related to community lawyering, economic development in impoverished neighborhoods, and the rights of low-income workers and immigrant small business owners. Among his recent presentations on these topics were at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, American Bar Association/ NLADA Equal Justice Conference, and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives. He has testified regularly before the New York City Council, as well as the City Planning Commission, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and New York State Assembly. His work has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.