Coakley will be joined by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Camille Nelson, the dean of Suffolk University Law School, to celebrate the opening of the school's housing discrimination clinic on Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary John Trasvina will also attend the event.
Through the clinic Suffolk University law students will test for discrimination based on complaints, to uncover patterns. The program is being funded by a $150,000 grant from U.S. Housing and Urban Development.
Under Massachusetts state law, it is illegal for landlords and realtors to discriminate against tenants or potential buyers based on race, religion, gender, age, income, and other factors.