Professor Tim Iglesias, an expert in housing and property law, has served on the USF law faculty since 2001. He co–edited The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development Law (American Bar Association, 2011). He has published several articles on affordable housing and fair housing law, including “Our Pluralist Housing Ethics and the Struggle for Affordability” (Wake Forest Law Review, 2007), “Beyond Two–Persons–Per–Bedroom: Revitalizing Application of the Federal Fair Housing Act to Private Residential Occupancy Standards” (Georgia State Law Review, 2012) and “A Novel Tool for Teaching Property: Starting With The Questions,” 20 Chapman Law Review 321 (2017). He is a frequent speaker and media commentator on housing issues.
Iglesias earned his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School with distinction in 1993, after receiving a bachelor's degree and an honorary master's from Oxford University, and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Loyola-Marymount University, magna cum laude. In 2015, Governor Brown appointed him to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council, which drafts regulations to implement California's laws that protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence. Iglesias was reappointed by Governor Newsom in 2019. Prior to his legal career, Iglesias was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit order) from 1975 – 1989.
- Housing Law/Affordable Housing
- Discrimination - Housing
- Humanizing Legal Education
- Land Use Law
- Legal Education
- BA, Loyola-Marymount University
- BA/MA, Oxford University
- JD, Stanford University
- Law Clerk, Hon. Stanley Weigel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- Project Coordinator and Deputy Director, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
- Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Law School
- Pillsbury Madison & Sutro Public Service Fellow, HomeBase
Awards & Distinctions
- Kerstin Arusha Award (2019)
- The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development (American Bar Association, Third Edition, 2022) (Edited by Iglesias, Lento & Oliveri)
- State and Local Regulation of Particular Types of Affordable Housing (American Bar Association, Third Edition, 2022) (Book chapter in The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development)
- The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development Law (American Bar Association, Second Edition, 2011) (Co-edited with Rochelle Lento.)
Law Review and Journal Articles
- “Mindfulness as Resistance,” 48 Southwestern University Law Review 381 (2019). SSRN
- “From the Reading Room: The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act (Book Review),” 27 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (2018).
- “Threading the Needle of Fair Housing Law in a Gentrifying City with a Legacy of Discrimination,” 27 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (2018).
- “A Novel Tool for Teaching Property: Starting With The Questions,” 20 Chapman Law Review 321 (2017). SSRN
- “Affordable Housing, Fair Housing and Community Development: Joined at the Hip, We Need to Learn to Walk Together,” 25 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (2017). SSRN
- “Inclusionary Zoning Affirmed: California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose,” 24 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 409 (2016). (Iglesias Explains California Supreme Court Opinion Validating Inclusionary Zoning.)
- “Response to “Urban Policy and Families: How Concerns About Order Contribute to Familial Disorder”,” 43 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1187 (2016).
- “California Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Inclusionary Zoning Is Land Use Regulation and Not an Exaction,” 24 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (American Bar Association) (2016).
- “California Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Inclusionary Zoning as Land Use Regulation and Not an Exaction,” 38 Real Property Law Reporter 116-122 (2015). SSRN
- “The Promises and Pitfalls of Micro-housing,” 37 Zoning and Planning Law Report (2014).
- “How Should the Law Treat Roommate Relationships? A Tale of Two Cases,” Real Property Law Journal (2014).
- “Defining “Family” for Zoning: Contemporary Policy Challenges, Legal Limits and Options,” 37 Zoning and Planning Law Report (2014).
- “Does Fair Housing Law Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates,” 22 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 111-153 (2014). (Iglesias criticizes 9th Circuit fair housing opinion and offers a better solution.)
- “Does Fair Housing Law Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates,” 31 California Property Journal 16 (2013).
- “Framing Inclusionary Zoning: Exploring the Legality of Local Inclusionary Zoning and its Potential to Meet Affordable Housing Needs,” 36 Zoning & Planning Law Report 1 (2013).
- “The Opportunity Within the Crisis: Integrating Our Scholarship With Our Teaching,” 33 Pace Law Review (2013). (Was one of sixteen essays in the article "Toward Engaged Scholarship," authored by John Nolon et al.)
- “Fair Housing at 30: Where We Are, Where We Are Going,” 30 California Real Property Journal 16 (2012). (Co-authored with Susan Saylor.) SSRN
- “Beyond Two-Persons-Per-Bedroom: Revitalizing Application of the Federal Fair Housing Act to Private Residential Occupancy Standards,” 28 Georgia State Law Review 619 (2012). SSRN
- “Our Pluralist Housing Ethics and the Struggle for Affordability,” 42 Wake Forest Law Review 511 (2007). SSRN
- “Clarifying the Federal Fair Housing Act’s Exemption for Reasonable Occupancy Restrictions,” 31 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1211 (2004). SSRN
- “Housing Impact Assessments: Opening New Doors for State Housing Regulation While Localism Persists,” 82 Oregon Law Review 433 (2003). (Republished in Land Use and Environmental Law Review Thomson West, 2005) SSRN
- “Managing Local Opposition to Affordable Housing: A New Approach to NIMBY,” 12 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 78 (2002). SSRN