Kate Sablosky Elengold

Practitioner-In-Residence, Women and the Law Clinic

Phone: 202-274-4395
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Kate Sablosky Elengold is a Practitioner-in-Residence in Washington College of Law’s Women and the Law Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty at WCL, 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 for several pattern or practice cases, including a complicated matter involving 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.

Professor Elengold’s academic interests lie at the intersection of race, gender and poverty. Her current research analyzes how defined protected classes should operate in anti-discrimination laws.