J. L. Pottenger, Jr.
Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law
J.L. Pottenger, Jr., is the Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His subjects include housing and community development, legislative advocacy, prison legal services, trial practice, landlord/tenant law, and professional responsibility.FULL BIOGRAPHY
J.L. Pottenger, Jr., is the Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His subjects include housing and community development, legislative advocacy, prison legal services, trial practice, landlord/tenant law, and professional responsibility. Professor Pottenger received his A.B. from Princeton and his J.D. from Yale.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Students from the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) at Yale Law School prepare an amicus brief describing the importance of the national eviction moratorium in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law Jay Pottenger ’75 and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Anika Singh Lemar are mentioned in a Connecticut Law Tribune article about students with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization who are helping New Haven businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Hannah Abelow ’21, Natasha Kahn ’21, and Jeff Schroeder ’21 are quoted.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law Jay Pottenger, Jr. ’75 and Shannon Price ’20 are quoted, and Nathan Leys ’20 mentioned, in a Connecticut Law Tribune article about a recent victory involving a New Haven tenant who was living with an infestation of pests. The tenant is represented by students with the Housing Court Clinic.
Friday, August 30, 2019
The Connecticut Supreme Court cited a brief written by Yale Law School’s Housing Clinic when it ruled that landlords may not include “extraneous and irrelevant charges” in eviction paperwork, affirming that tenants of subsidized housing have a right to know how much they must pay to keep their homes.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Housing Clinic scored a long-fought victory for homeowners when the Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling in in U.S. Bank v. Blowers broadened what sort of bank misconduct mortgage borrowers can raise when defending against a foreclosure action.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75 and Amy Marx ’00 are quoted in the New Haven Register about the city’s response to cases of lead poisoning in New Haven.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law Jay Pottenger ’75 is quoted in a report on a public hearing about a proposed low-income housing project in Branford.
Friday, April 15, 2016
J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75, and Stephen Wizner will receive the 2016 Equal Access to Justice award from New Haven Legal Assistance.
Friday, April 8, 2016
James Mandilk ’17 is quoted in an article about a new program launched by the Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic at Yale Law School that offers short-term legal support to New Haven residents facing foreclosure proceedings.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J.L. Pottenger ’75 is quoted in an article about the closing of the Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
In the wake of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, a Yale Law School clinic fights for the rights of homeowners trying to stay afloat amidst complex and quickly evolving legal realities.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut, will award its George and Patricia Ritter Pro Bono Award to Yale Law School Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 at the Center’s Civil Rights Award Dinner on May 29.