Brandon M. Weiss

Associate Professor of Law 2-311 LAW
Phone: (816) 235-2387
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Brandon Weiss is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). His research engages intersections between housing, economic mobility, and government intervention, with a particular focus on federal subsidized housing policy. He teaches Property, courses related to housing and community development law, and an interdisciplinary projects-based entrepreneurial urban development course. Weiss currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Starting in spring of 2019, he will be visiting at Yale Law School, where he will teach the Community and Economic Development Clinic.

Weiss joined the UMKC faculty from UCLA School of Law, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy Fellow, Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow, and an affiliated faculty member at the Ziman Center for Real Estate. Prior to academia, Weiss practiced law in Los Angeles as a Skadden Fellow at Public Counsel Law Center, working on the preservation of subsidized housing, and in transactional practice focused on the development and financing of affordable housing.

Weiss graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. Concurrently, he earned an M.P.P. at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on urban policy and housing finance. Weiss received his B.S. in Symbolic Systems (Cognitive Science) from Stanford University.

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Areas of expertise

Property, housing law & policy, community economic development, entrepreneurial urban development