Etienne C. Toussaint

Law Professor in Washington, DC

Etienne C. Toussaint

Law Professor in Washington, DC

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I am an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. I teach Contracts, Law and Economy, and serve as Co-Director of the Community Development Law Clinic.

Previously, I was a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow with the Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic at the George Washington University Law School, earning an LL.M. in Advocacy.

Prior to entering academia, I worked as a Project Finance Associate with Norton Rose Fulbright, and subsequently as a Law & Policy Fellow with the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, in Washington, D.C.

Prior to my career in law and public policy, I worked as a strategy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, focusing my efforts on environmental policy analysis and sustainable development.

I graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. There, I was recognized as a Ronald McNair Scholar and received the Alpha Phi Alpha Distinguished Collegiate Award.

I completed an M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, where I served as Graduate Adviser of Engineers Without Borders-JHU, and a J.D. at Harvard Law School, where I served as Vice-President of the Board of Student Advisers and National Executive Board Member of the National Black Law Students Association.

My research interests include community economic development theory, economic and environmental justice, and reconciling traditions of private ordering with ideals of democratic citizenship.

I am husband to my beautiful wife, Ebony, and father of two amazing sons.