Scott Hugo is a Housing Justice Attorney in the Affirmative Litigation team. The Housing Justice Initiative protects marginalized Oakland tenants and preserves affordable housing in Oakland by enforcing tenants’ legal rights to safe, dignified, and healthy housing.
Mr. Hugo joined the City Attorney’s Office in 2015 and previously served as an attorney in the Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC). The NLC is an award–winning, community–facing unit that focuses on some of the most challenging problems facing Oakland’s neighborhoods, particularly tenant protection, substandard housing, public nuisance, and other key health and safety issues. He has also served as an Assistant Professor of Practice with the Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College in Oakland, where he taught graduate public policy ethics and housing policy.
After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Political Science and History, Mr. Hugo attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a MPhil in International Relations. He then completed the joint Juris Doctor/Master of Public Policy program at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government.