J. L. Pottenger, Jr.

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law


J.L. Pottenger, Jr., is the Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His subjects include housing and community development, legislative advocacy, prison legal services, trial practice, landlord/tenant law, and professional responsibility.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale, 1975

A.B., Princeton, 1971

Courses Taught


  • Housing Court Clinic
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legislative Advocacy Clinic
  • Prosecution Externship

J.L. Pottenger, Jr., is the Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His subjects include housing and community development, legislative advocacy, prison legal services, trial practice, landlord/tenant law, and professional responsibility. Professor Pottenger received his A.B. from Princeton and his J.D. from Yale.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Lending Help

In the wake of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, a Yale Law School clinic fights for the rights of homeowners trying to stay afloat amidst complex and quickly evolving legal realities.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 to Receive Award from The Connecticut Fair Housing Center

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut, will award its George and Patricia Ritter Pro Bono Award to Yale Law School Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 at the Center’s Civil Rights Award Dinner on May 29.