Anika Singh Lemar

Clinical Professor of Law

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2004

B.A., Yale University, 2001

Courses Taught
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Housing Clinic
  • Small Business and Communities in Times of Crisis
  • Transnational Development Clinic
Anika Singh Lemar

Anika Singh Lemar is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she teaches clinics that represent affordable housing developers, tenants, homeowners, small businesses, community development financial institutions, fair housing advocates, and cooperatives. Professor Singh Lemar writes about land use, zoning, and housing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Project, and member of the Academic Advisory Committee at the Metropolitan Abundance Project. She has served on many non-profit boards and governmental commissions and, currently, is a member of the board of New Haven Bank and Vice President of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

Prior to joining the Yale Law School faculty, Professor Singh Lemar practiced real estate law at a Connecticut law firm. She began her career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and, later, as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center (since renamed TakeRootJustice) in New York.

Professor Singh Lemar received her B.A., cum laude, in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, a Dean’s Scholar, and a Robert McKay Scholar. While in law school, she received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and co-founded Next City.