This archived page contains outdated information about a past TRP student leader. For information on the current TRP Board, please see the board page.
Brandon C. Mason, Columbia Law School J.D. Class of 2009, was the Chair of the Tenants' Rights Project for the 2007-2008 academic year. As Chair, Brandon was responsible for liaising with the administration at the law school, other public interest organizations, and the attorneys at the West Side SRO Law Project. He oversaw publicity, training sessions, and special events for the organization. During the school year, he worked with volunteers to review their work before it was reviewed by the supervising attorneys and submitted to the court.
Brandon served as chair while a second year law student. During his first year, he worked on cases for two low-income tenants whose unresponsive landlords refused to provide basic necessities like heat and pest control. Between TRP and other public interest projects he logged over sixty-five voluntary pro bono hours during his first year.
Before coming to Columbia Law School, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he earned a dual degree in Classics and Political Science. Although he intends to work for a law firm after graduation--which he firmly believes can be reconciled with a deep commitment to the public interest. In addition to his involvement with TRP, he has served on the on the board of the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights at the law school. His other activities include Columbia Law Review, De Vinimus wine-tasting group, Columbia Real Estate Law Society, and Columbia Society of International Law.