MSU College of Law

Housing Clinic Staff & Clinicians

Brian G. Gilmore, Director Housing Clinic


Brian Gilmore is a clinical associate professor and director of the Housing Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law.

Gilmore joins MSU College of Law from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., where he served as a clinical professor and supervising attorney with the Clinical Law Center from 2005 through 2010. While at Howard University, Gilmore developed and initiated the Fair Housing Teaching Program for the Clinical Law Center, organized programs to educate local constituents and community advocates on ever-relevant legal topics, taught Introduction to Lawyering Process for Education Administrators, and served as a guest lecturer in Professional Responsibility and Pre-Trial Litigation courses. He also designed and taught Housing Law and the Public Interest.

Professor Gilmore spent 15 years in practice, working for Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and Robert Ades and Associates.

Gilmore has approximately 40 published works to his credit, including law review articles, legal articles, commentary, reviews, and contributions to books, essays, anthologies, and encyclopedias. His works have appeared in the Washington Post, Book Forum, ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, the Nation, the Baltimore Sun, and the Utne Reader

A respected legal expert in the area of housing, Gilmore has delivered more than 25 panels, workshops, lectures, and presentations before a wide range of audiences.

Contact Professor Gilmore at 517-336-8088 ext. 1011, or by email at

Bar Admission: State of Michigan, State of Maryland, District of Columbia, and United States District Court, District of Columbia

Education: J.D., University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, 1992; B.S., Finance, Frostburg State University, 1987