Eric Tars serves as Senior Attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, focusing on its human rights, civil rights, and children's rights programs. Eric's advocacy utilizes international and domestic law, policy, administrative and judicial enforcement mechanisms, and public outreach and education to protect the rights of homeless and poor people in America.
Eric's work has spanned the country and the globe. Before coming to the Law Center, Eric was a Fellow with Global Rights' U.S. Racial Discrimination Program and consulted with Columbia University Law School's Human Rights Institute and the US Human Rights Network. Eric currently serves on the Board of the US Human Rights Network and coordinates the Steering Committee of the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign.
Eric received his J.D. magna cum laude as a Global Law Scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his B.A. magna cum laude in political science from Haverford College and studied international human rights at the Institute for European Studies and at the University of Vienna.