Laura Maslow-Armand is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For nine years, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights and Public Charities Divisions where she litigated cases involving housing discrimination, hate crimes and telemarketing fraud. She was part of a team that drafted, implemented, and evaluated the Attorney General’s Community Benefit Guidelines for Non-Profit Acute Care Hospitals.
She has an extensive history of teaching and writing in the field of race relations. She holds a doctorate in History from Harvard University and a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Paris where she taught for 25 years and became a tenured professor.
At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice for the past twelve years, she has represented victims of racially motivated employment and housing discrimination in state and federal court. In 2003, she launched a medical-legal partnership between the Lawyers’ Committee and the Massachusetts General Hospital HealthCare Center in Chelsea. Her work involves representing tenants in Housing Court eviction cases, representing claimants seeking disability awards, unemployment benefits, child support, and appealing denials of eligibility for public housing.