Nadiyah J. Humber teaches courses in property law, race and the law, housing law, and consumer protection. Her research examines the intersection of civil rights legislation and emerging technologies. She explores how artificial intelligence operates within property and financial service industries, and how these technology tools affect marginalized people and communities. Humber presents regularly on her research and pedagogy at regional and national conferences and serves on numerous conference committees.
Prior to joining the UConn Law faculty, Humber was the associate clinical professor of law at Roger Williams University School of Law, where she directed the Corporate Counsel, Government, and Prosecution Clinical Externship Programs. Before Roger Williams, she was the director of investigations and outreach and a clinical fellow at Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program, where she managed housing discrimination investigations and co-taught an experiential housing seminar. She was also a lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, where she taught Introduction to Law to business students. Earlier, she was a trial attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, and she was the senior assistant director of admissions at Northeastern Law School.
In addition to Professor Humber’s academic and professional engagements, she volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers Project in Boston, representing clients in housing court and debt collection cases. She also volunteers with local fair housing organizations on housing discrimination prevention and initiatives. She served as a volunteer attorney for the Housing Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, and on the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Commission on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, and the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys.
Professor Humber earned her BS. from Vanderbilt University and her JD from Suffolk University School of Law.