Heather Abraham, Esq.
Georgetown University Law Center Civil Rights Clinic
Heather Abraham is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Georgetown University Law Center Civil Rights Clinic. Beginning in fall 2020, she will serve as an associate professor and director of a fair housing clinic at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
She began her legal career as a judicial clerk, serving in federal district court in the Western District of Michigan then the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before entering academia, Heather represented tenants facing eviction. In 2016, she crowdfunded an innovative public interest fellowship through Equal Justice Works to combat rural homelessness and housing discrimination. She collaboratively designed and launched a problem-solving “Community Outreach Court” serving people experiencing homelessness.
Heather earned her J.D. and Master of Public Policy degree in housing and community development from the University of Minnesota and B.A. from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.
Heather has spent her life engaged in public affairs. She has worked on political campaigns at nearly all levels of government and worked for the U.S. Senate as legislative staff member to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Beginning in 2005, she served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, where she helped rebuild the post-civil war municipal government in Huehuetenango.