Lecturer in Law
B.A. 2003 (St. John’s University, MN), J.D. 2009 (Case Western Reserve University)
Areas of Expertise
- Community Development
- Public Interest
- Blight Remediation and Land Use
- Landlord and Tenant law
- Local Building/Housing/Zoning/Health Code Compliance and Enforcement
- Housing Law
Faculty BiographyBenjamin D. Faller is a Lecturer in Law at Case Western Reserve University, where he teaches the Community Development Clinic within the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center. He joined the Kramer Law Clinic full-time in 2016 after teaching courses on mediation and community development as an adjunct professor since 2011. He has been involved with the Cleveland-area Vacant and Abandoned Property Action Council (“VAPAC”) since 2013, and currently serves both as a member of the VAPAC Executive Committee and a co-chair of the Property Tax Delinquency Working Group. Faller is also a partner with Social Venture Partners Cleveland, a philanthropic venture fund that support nonprofit organizations in northeast Ohio.
Prof. Faller previously served as executive director for Home Repair Resource Center, a nonprofit homeowner counseling and educational organization, and as Chief Housing Specialist for the Cleveland Housing Court, where he worked to expand the Court’s problem-solving programs and engaged in a range of outreach and policy work on housing and property issues. He also helped to establish Larchmere Porchfest, a neighborhood nonprofit music festival, and served as the first Chairperson of its Board of Directors.