Michelle Ewert Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"One Strike and You’re Out of Public Housing: How the Intersection of the War on Drugs and Federal Housing Policy Violates Due Process and Fair Housing Principles," 32 Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice 57 (2016).

Presentations

"The Scary Truth about Housing Segregation," Business and Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 31, 2017 (with Andrea Boyack and Janet Jackson).

"Brief Service Fairs: Identifying Learning Goals and Navigating Ethical Challenges," Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, October 13, 2017 (with Gillian Chadwick).

Invited symposium presenter, "Multifaceted Mass Incarceration: Confronting Varied Systems of Oppression of Black and Brown Bodies in the U.S. and Abroad," Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 31, 2016.

Moderator, "Hunger, Homelessness and Hope Panel," National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 2015.

Panelist, "Law and Justice," Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science, College Park, Maryland, October 16, 2015.

Panelist, "Housing and Dignity," Lat-Crit Conference on Critical Constitutionalism, Anaheim, California, October 3, 2015.

Presenter, Landlord-Tenant Training for Paralegals, Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, Baltimore, Maryland, July 10, 2015.

"Post Judgment Collection," Volunteer Attorney Training, Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, Baltimore, Maryland, June 25, 2015.

Works in Progress presenter, "Hypocrisy in Housing: How Federal Housing Policy Violates Due Process and Fair Housing Principles," 38th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Rancho Mirage, California, May 6, 2015.

"How Poverty Creates Barriers to Justice that Influence the Outcomes in the Courtroom," Judicial Institute of Maryland training, Baltimore, Maryland, March 31, 2015.

"Understanding Poverty," training for juvenile court system personnel, Baltimore, Maryland, December 10, 2014.

Panelist, Community Activist Panel for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, November 20, 2014.

Works in Progress Presenter, "Hypocrisy in Housing: How the Intersection of the War on Drugs and Federal Housing Policy Violates Fair Housing Principles," ClassCrits VII, Davis, California, November 15, 2014.

"Landlord-Tenant Training Nuts and Bolts," Volunteer Attorney Training, Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, Baltimore, Maryland, October 28, 2014.

"What Poverty Advocates Want Judges to Know About Their Clients," Judicial Institute of Maryland training, Baltimore, Maryland, October 16, 2013.

Panelist, "Advancing the Human Right to Housing on the Ground in Maryland," Partners for Justice conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 9, 2012.

"HCVP Boot Camp for Social Service Providers," Health Care for the Homeless, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 2011.

Guest presenter, Visalia County Center Rotary, Visalia, California, March 2, 2010.

Legislative Testimony

Testimony, Maryland House Appropriations Committee on HB 559 (regarding proposed restrictions on the practice of law school clinics), March 6, 2015.

Testimony, Baltimore City Council on Resolution 13-0097R (regarding the City’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness), March 13, 2013.

Testimony, Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on SB 642 (regarding non-judicial evictions), March 5, 2013.

Testimony, Baltimore City Council on Resolution 13-0097R (regarding the City’s disbanding of the I-83 homeless encampment), March 4, 2013.

Testimony, Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on SB 620 (regarding landlord retaliation), February 21, 2011.

Annual testimony, Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano (on the Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s proposed Annual Plan), March 28, 2011; March 26, 2012; March 25, 2013.

Professional Service

Council member, Maryland State Bar Association Delivery on Legal Services Section, April 2014 – present.

Chair, SHARP Coalition (Stop Homelessness and Reduce Poverty), April 2013 – December 2013.

Board of Directors, Legal Aid Association of California, January 2009 – June 2010.