Anika Singh Lemar

Clinical Associate Professor of Law

(on leave, spring 2016)


Anika Singh Lemar is a Clinical Associate Professor at Yale Law School. She teaches the Community and Economic Development clinic (CED), which provides transactional legal services to organizations seeking to advance economic opportunity. CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2004

B.A., Yale, 2001

Courses Taught


  • Community and Economic Development
  • Transnational Development Clinic

Anika Singh Lemar is a Clinical Associate Professor at Yale Law School. She teaches the Community and Economic Development clinic (CED), which provides transactional legal services to organizations seeking to advance economic opportunity. CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations. From 2007 to 2013, she represented for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental clients engaged in a variety of real estate projects including building affordable housing, remediating and redeveloping brownfields, and revitalizing urban neighborhoods. From 2005 to 2007, she was a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center in New York. From 2004 to 2005, she served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Professor Lemar received her B.A., cum laude, in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, a Dean’s Scholar, and a Robert McKay Scholar. While in law school, she received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and helped to found Next City, a highly-regarded urban affairs publication.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


The Eugene and Carol Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development Provides Aid in New Haven and Beyond

The Ludwig Center continued its advocacy and legal advising for community banks, community organizations, food advocates, and other entities in 2014–2015. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Anika Singh Lemar to Join Yale Law School Faculty

Anika Singh Lemar is currently a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Previously, while in private practice in New Haven, she represented clients in land use matters, affordable housing development, and urban revitalization efforts.