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Rubinowitz Named Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor

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March 14, 2006 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Leonard Rubinowitz, professor of law at Northwestern University, has been named the Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor through Aug. 31, 2006.

Rubinowitz’s research focuses on race both historically and currently as it pertains to the implications of urban development programs. Through his research, he collaborates with both lawyers and activists who focus on racial discrimination.

He teaches law as it pertains to civil rights, urban housing and community development, land use, public interest and social change.

Rubinowitz has published numerous articles, appearing in Northwestern Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Urban Law Annual, National Law Journal and Urban Review. He also has written several books, including “Low-Income Housing: Suburban Strategies,” “Decentralizing Urban Policy: Case Studies in Community Development,” and “Crossing the Color and Class Lines: From Public Housing to White Suburbia.” His upcoming book explores the impact of the landmark public housing desegregation case Gautreaux vs. Chicago Housing Authority.

He has received several honors and awards throughout his career, including the Robert Childres Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence (1982-83), Harry B. Reese Teaching Professorship (1993-94) and Dean’s Teaching Award (2004-05).

Before joining Northwestern in 1972, Rubinowitz served as the special assistant to the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also worked as a reporter for the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Minorities and served as associate editor for Urban Affairs Quarterly.

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