Ron S. Hochbaum
Title/s: Clinical Teaching Fellow
Office #: Corboy 714
Ron Hochbaum is a clinical teaching fellow in the Health Justice Project. 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.
Professor Hochbaum also served as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic at Cornell Law School. At Cornell, Professor Hochbaum developed a unique experiential opportunity for students to conduct legal outreach to farm workers in California’s Central Valley during their spring break. As part of the program, Professor Hochbaum established a partnership between Cornell Law School and the United Farm Workers. In addition to developing practical lawyering skills while staffing mobile legal clinics, students were introduced to the history of the farm worker movement and non-legal alternatives to building power and achieving justice.
Professor Hochbaum earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations where he received the Clem Miller Scholarship. Upon graduation, he worked as a consultant at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He earned his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law where he served as the Managing Editor of Outside Articles for the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Villanova awarded Professor Hochbaum both the Dorothy Day Award and ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award. After graduating, Professor Hochbaum clerked for the Honorable Terrence R. Cook of the New Jersey Superior Court.
B.S., Cornell University, 2007
J.D., Villanova University, 2010