Lawrence McDonough created the Housing Law Clinic as a three credit clinic on landlord-tenant law while serving as a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota Law Clinics from 1996 to 1997. He then continued the Clinic as an Adjunct Professor for 16 years, ending in 2013. Along the way he was joined by co-teachers Frank Reed, Drew Schaffer and Erik Williamsen. Student attorneys worked under attorney supervision in representing tenants facing eviction, housing repair problems, privacy violations, utility shutoff and lockouts in the Housing Court in the Fourth Judicial District for Hennepin County.
Thanks to all of the students over the years who dedicated themselves to learning the law and advocating for those in need.