...Phil RapierSupervising Attorney, Housing Practice
has maintained a solo practice in the Bay Area for over twenty years, focusing primarily on tenants and housing rights.He
was actively involved in the campaign to pass Oakland's Just Cause Eviction ordinance and continues to be committed to changing and improving the law as much as enforcing it.A Boalt
graduate as well as a UC Berkeley undergraduate, he
is pleased to see the law school's increased commitment to public interest law as there were few such programs during his
days as a student.He
is particularly excited about contributing to the teaching and supervision aspects of the Law Center's work, as well as community outreach and legislative proposals.