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Robert G Schwemm

University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Professor Emeritus Robert Schwemm was one of two nationally recognized housing experts consulted during a three-year Newsday investigation of housing practices on Long Island. Newsday is the daily newspaper covering the Long Island area of New York City.

The story, titled “Long Island Divided,” was published Nov. 17, 2019, and was accompanied by a 40-minute documentary. Using a technique called paired testing, Newsday found widespread evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents on Long Island.

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September 26, 2016
By: Whitney Harder

In a final rule formalizing new protections under the Fair Housing Act for sexual and other forms of harassment in housing, a paper by University of Kentucky College of Law Professor Robert Schwemm is cited by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Professor Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, was recently interviewed by Carl Nathe, “The Voice of the Wildcats.”

November 24, 2015

Professor Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, was recently interviewed by Carl Nathe, “The Voice of the Wildcats.” Professor Schwemm’s interview was featured in the “UK at the Half” segment during the UK vs. Vanderbilt football game on Saturday, November 14. The segment can be accessed below:

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university of kentucky college of law professor bob schwemm was quoted in the NY Times regarding the Fair Housing Act

Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law, was quoted in a NY Times article regarding the Fair Housing Act. An excerpt from the article, titled “Nazi Past of Long Island Hamlet Persists in a Rule for Home Buyers,” is below:

Robert G. Schwemm, a lawyer who teaches at the University of Kentucky, said enforcement of these kinds of covenants remained an issue, especially in closed communities where few know how homes change hands and where residents want things to remain the same.

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A paper written by Robert G. Schwemm, Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has led to the adoption of final regulations by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) endorsing use of the “discriminatory effect” standard under the federal Fair Housing Act.

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