Nadiyah J. Humber

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Nadiyah J. HumberAssociate Clinical Professor of Law


J.D., Suffolk University
B.S., Vanderbilt University

Nadiyah J. Humber is the Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Corporate Counsel, Government, and Prosecution Clinical Externship Programs at Roger Williams University School of Law (“RWU”). RWU students earn academic credit externing for in-house legal offices of corporations, offices of prosecution, and government agencies in Rhode Island and beyond. Professor Humber teaches related seminars for each program on the role of one client entities and professional development through practice, and also teaches an Honors Program perspectives course Fair Housing Law and Discrimination in the Digital Age.

Previously, Professor Humber was the Director of Investigations and Outreach, Clinical Fellow at Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program, where she co-taught a housing discrimination law seminar. She was also a lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, where she taught Introduction to Law for business students.

Earlier, she was a Trial Attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Worcester, MA, and Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Northeastern Law. Professor Humber actively volunteers for Lawyers Clearinghouse and Volunteer Lawyers Project. 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 (“BBA”) Commission on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She is a member of the BBA, MA Women’s Bar Association, MA Black Women Attorneys, and the MA Association of Hispanic Attorneys.

Professor Humber earned her B.S. from Vanderbilt and her J.D. from Suffolk.


Fair Housing Enforcement in the Age of Digital Advertising: A Closer Look at Facebook’s Marketing Algorithms, 64 Boston Bar Journal (Winter 2020)

In West Philadelphia Born and Raised or Moving to Bel-Air? Racial Steering as a Consequence of Real Estate Websites Using Race Data in School Rankings, 17 Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal 129 (2020)

Issues of Emotional Child Abuse in Law and Public Policy, 28 Massachusetts Family Law Journal 35 (2010)

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.