Professor Auffant received his B.A. from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York in 1979 and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law–Newark in 1982. He joined Rutgers in 1998 as a clinical attorney in the Urban Legal Clinic. Professor Auffant has worked as a staff attorney for Essex-Newark Legal Services, as director of housing for the Urban League of Essex County, as associate counsel for the Newark Board of Education, and as counsel to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His urban law experience also includes serving as a commissioner of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Newark since 1997. In the Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic he specializes in the real estate and transactional representation of urban charter schools.
Charles I. Auffant oversees the Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic and joined Rutgers as a clinical attorney in the Urban League Clinic. He’s worked for numerous organizations, including the Urban League of Essex County, Essex-Newark Legal Services, Newark Board of Education, the University of Medicine and Dentistry and the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Newark.