Michael Haber returned to Brooklyn A to direct the CED Program in 2022 after 11 years leading the CED Clinic at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University. At Hofstra, Mike trained and supervised teams of law students representing non-profits, movement groups, small businesses and worker co-ops, affordable housing developers, community land trusts, and other entities fighting to make New York more just, equitable, and sustainable.
Mike has published widely on the intersections between community institution-building, activism, non-profit law, and movement lawyering and he speaks regularly to legal and activist audiences on CED, mutual aid, and organizational democracy. Before Hofstra, Mike was an Equal Justice Works fellow and staff attorney at Brooklyn A, where his work focused on affordable housing development and non-profit law. His writings and some recordings of him can be found online at mikehaber.net and bigdoorbrigade.com.
Mike is a graduate of Fordham Law School, where he was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics. He has an M.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and a B.A. from New College of Florida. His favorite places in New York are community spaces where people are working together to build power and develop the projects their communities need.