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 at Yale Law School where she teaches the Community and Economic Development clinic (CED). CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, small businesses, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, cooperatives, and neighborhood associations. Professor Lemar writes about land use, zoning, and affordable housing. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Project. She has served on a variety of boards and commissions including, currently, the board of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, the Commission on Connecticut’s Development and Future, the City of New Haven’s Affordable Housing Commission, and the board of New Haven Bank.

Prior to joining the Yale Law School faculty, Professor 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 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 helped to found Next City, a highly-regarded urban affairs publication.