Members of Quinnipiac’s School of Law recently participated in a virtual meeting on homelessness mitigation, hosted by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and other top White House administrators, including Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Adewale Adeyemo.
In response, the law schools committed to using their available resources to liaison with outside legal services providers and community outreach groups in order to promote housing stability, an arena particularly shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are working on more functional programming to keep interacting. We will focus on different and better types of communication to better facilitate between legal, policy and social issues,” said Holt. “Best practices are developing across the country, around the confluence of services to work as a team and a multifaceted effort.”
This type of interdisciplinary endeavor is characteristic of Quinnipiac’s learning ecosystem, and collaboration with social work master’s students and other schools may be on the horizon, said School of Law Dean Jennifer Brown.
“Most fundamentally, we want the Quinnipiac law school to be a positive contributor to efforts that keep people in their homes, to prevent the disruption and public health crisis, education crisis and employment crisis that result from displacement from one’s home,” said Brown. “That’s what makes it exciting, that our law school can be part of something that has such a valuable outcome for this central goal.”
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