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Ron S. Hochbaum

Ron S. Hochbaum

Ron Hochbaum is a clinical teaching fellow in the Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In the Health Justice Project, Professor Hochbaum teaches lawyering skills to students in the context of a medical-legal partnership with Erie Family Health Center. Before joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Hochbaum was a Supervising Attorney at the Homeless Action Center in Oakland, California. At the Homeless Action Center, he represented homeless and mentally ill clients in claims for public benefits. Professor Hochbaum’s representation included holistic and barrier-free services employing housing first and harm reduction principles. Professor Hochbaum also worked on special projects addressing the criminalization of homelessness. He helped organize the “No on Measure S” campaign that prevented sitting on the sidewalk from becoming a misdemeanor offense in the City of Berkeley. Moreover, he served as one of the lead counsel in Cody et al. v. City of Albany (3:13-cv-5270) bringing claims alleging the 4th, 8th, and 14th Amendment rights of individuals in a homeless encampment were violated by the municipality’s targeted enforcement of an anti-camping ordinance.