B.A., Cornell University
J.D. Cornell Law School
Professor C. Benjie Louis directs the Disaster Recovery Law Clinic (DRLC) which provides assistance to individuals who have been adversely affected by Super Storm Sandy and Hurricanes Irene and Lee.
Before coming to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Professor Louis taught clinical, skills, and seminar courses at Albany Law School. Prior to teaching, she was a staff attorney at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley specializing in affordable housing issues, and a staff attorney at Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services where she represented individuals in housing, unemployment insurance, and Social Security disability matters.
Professor Louis’s scholarly interests include clinical pedagogy and affordable housing issues. She is on the Board of Directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association and the Teaching Methodologies Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Clinical Section. She has presented at various conferences on clinical pedagogy.