Nicole Summers

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2021


Nicole Summers has been a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School since 2018. In 2021-2022, Nicole is also an American Bar Foundation/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Faculty Scholar. Previously, she was 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 LawHarvard Human Rights Journal, and Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Nicole received a 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 a 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.

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