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285.85 sec. 001 - Community Economic Development (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Luis A. Rodriguez  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


TuTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 18, 2020
To November 30, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: November 30, 2020
Class Number: 32976

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 23
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This seminar on Community Economic Development ("CED") will introduce students to some of the legal, business, finance, planning and development issues faced by community organizations, public agencies and nonprofit corporations and their lawyers in initiating business enterprises and housing developments located in low income neighborhoods. Topics to be discussed include the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, the New Markets Tax Credit program, the Community Reinvestment Act and the role of local and state governments in CED activities. Additionally, the class will analyze CED-related activities through the lens of Critical Race Theory with a focus on the Bay Area, and more specifically, several cities located in the East Bay.

Professor Luis A. Rodriguez is a partner at the law firm of Goldfarb & Lipman LLP located in Oakland, California. He practices in the areas of affordable housing and community economic development law having worked primarily with nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout his 15 years in law practice. He started as an attorney working in the legal services field in the area of community economic development before transitioning to private practice. A graduate of UCLA Law School (J.D.), University of Chicago (M.A.) and UCLA (B.A. majoring in Sociology), Professor Rodriguez is a board member of East Bay Housing Organizations and an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings School of Law teaching a Community Economic Development Seminar.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class may be counted as either an Option 1 class (two Option 1 classes satisfy the J.D. writing requirement) or units from this class may count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement. This class may count for both requirements if and only if a student is electing Option 1 and the student's other Option 1 class being used to satisfy the J.D. writing requirement is not being counted towards any other requirement.

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Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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