Lecturer on Law
Nicole Summers joined the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau as a Clinical Instructor in June 2019. Previously, she was a Clinical Instructor in the Housing Law Clinic of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, a Legal Fellow at the NYU Furman Center, and a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders and Northeast Justice Center. She also served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Ralph Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Her scholarship on evictions, fair housing, and other topics has appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, Harvard Human Rights Journal, and Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
Nicole received her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University, a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and her law degree from Harvard Law School. Prior to attending graduate school, Nicole was a Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua. Nicole is also currently a Research Affiliate at the NYU Furman Center and is fluent in Spanish.