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Sophie House

Sophie House is a Legal Fellow and the Jonathan Mechanic/Fried, Frank, Shriver & Jacobson Fellow at the NYU Furman Center. Her work focuses on how cities approach issues related to housing, homelessness, and the use of public space. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she worked with local government attorneys to develop and bring public interest litigation with the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project and represented low-income clients in housing proceedings at the Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project and the Reentry Clinic at New Haven Legal Assistance. She also holds an B.A. in Economics from New York University and an M.Phil in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. Before joining the NYU Furman Center, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Arizona.