Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Blacksher served as a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, in Washington, DC. While at the Department of Justice, she represented the United States government in lawsuits alleging patterns and practices of disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting disability discrimination. Ms. Blacksher returned to New Orleans in 2004 to become General Counsel for the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), where she oversaw litigation brought on behalf of the organization and individuals alleging housing discrimination. During her tenure with GNOFHAC, Ms. Blacksher filed litigation to address federal, state, and local governmental actions that resulted in housing discrimination, as well as actions by private property owners who illegally restricted equal housing opportunity. Ms. Blacksher trained GNOFHAC cooperating attorneys, law students, housing advocates, realtors, and other members of the housing industry regarding federal and state laws that prohibit housing discrimination. Ms. Blacksher joined the Civil Litigation Clinic at Tulane Law School in 2009.
Fall 2012 - Civil Advocacy Clinic
Spring 2013 - Civil Advocacy Clinic