Lucia Blacksher Ranier is a seasoned trial attorney with experience enforcing housing equity, civil rights and disability rights.
She joined the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic in 2009 and was named director in 2016.
Blacksher Ranier spent five years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, representing the United States in lawsuits involving disability discrimination violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. She also spent five years as the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center's general counsel, handling litigation to secure equal housing opportunity.
In the Civil Litigation Clinic, she supervises student-attorneys in a range of client representation, including cases involving the civil rights of people incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, police misconduct, First Amendment violations and other constitutional claims.
Fall 2016 - Civil Advocacy Seminar; Civil Litigation Clinic
Spring 2017 - Civil Litigation Clinic