The Housing Justice Project welcomes Brian Starr as a law school extern this summer. Brian is a third year law student at Seattle University, where he is on the Dean’s List, and was the 2011 KCBA Volunteer of the Year for his prior work as a volunteer legal assistant at HJP.
Brian also has Rule 9 status under the supervision of HJP managing attorney Rory O’Sullivan. This allows him to advise and represent HJP clients in their eviction matters. He says, “I enjoy the fast-paced environment at HJP and the pressure of sorting through convoluted stories to uncover procedural and substantive defenses under extreme time constraints. Any small difference that I can make serving our clients makes it all worth it.” After law school Brian would like to practice in public interest.
Brian also volunteers with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, One America’s Citizenship Day Project, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. In his free time, Brian enjoys hiking, camping, and playing what he calls “the greatest sport ever invented.” When you meet him, you may ask him what that is!