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Robin Leiter-White earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1991 and her J.D. at the University of Richmond School of Law in 1996. She is a Lecturer in Political Science specializing in judicial politics and public policy. She teaches courses on constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, appellate advocacy and policy issues related to housing law and poverty. She is also a pre-law and moot court advisor. 

Prior to coming to JMU, Professor Leiter-White taught at the University of Virginia School of Law and was the senior managing attorney at Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) in Charlottesville. At CVLAS, she represented hundreds of low-income clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia in cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, subsidized and public housing, fair housing, foreclosure prevention, lease-to-own contracts, manufactured homes, predatory lending, automobile fraud, repossessions, debt settlement scams, debtors' rights, debt buyers issues, fair debt collection practices and fair credit reporting. 

Professor Leiter-White served as co-counsel in Simmons v. T.M. Associates Management, INC., a 4th Circuit case which held that a residential landlord's refusal to consider overlooking a rental applicant's disability-related criminal history as a reasonable accommodation in the landlord's admission policy violated the Fair Housing Act. 

Before her legal aid career, she worked in private practice representing plaintiffs in pharmaceutical, consumer, employment, securities, insurance, environmental, and product liability class actions and mass torts in Pasadena, California, and clerked for Judge John F. Daffron Jr. in Chesterfield County Circuit Court in Chesterfield, Virginia. 

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