Kate Sablosky Elengold

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  • J.D., New York University Law School (2005)
  • B.A., American Culture (High Honors, High Distinction), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2001)

Kate Sablosky Elengold is an assistant professor of law and director of the Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic. Her scholarship focuses on housing, consumer law, and student debt, bridging the divide between civil rights law and consumer protection law. Her recent scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Boston University Law Review, Houston Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Professor Elengold received the Emerging Scholar award from the Denver Law Review for her piece entitled “Branding Identity.” She has presented her work at the New Voices in Property Law panel at the American Association of Law Schools' annual conference, American University Washington College of Law, Duke University School of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, and at CLEs across North Carolina.

Prior to joining the Carolina Law faculty, Professor Elengold was a practitioner-in-residence at American University Washington College of Law, where she taught the Women and the Law Clinic and Legal Ethics. Before transitioning to academia, Professor Elengold was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. While at DOJ, Professor Elengold litigated cases under the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Housing and Community Development Act. She acted as lead counsel on several pattern or practice cases, including complex litigation resulting in a year-long federal district court bench trial. Before joining the Department of Justice, Professor Elengold clerked in the Northern District of Illinois for the Honorable James B. Moran. She graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was a Student Article Development Editor on the NYU Review of Law and Social Change, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Professor Elengold was also a Leland-Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center.

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