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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Eric Lee

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BSILR '21
Buffalo, NY
WNY Law Center, High Road

Work Highlights

Compiled and analyzed FOIL property data collected from the City of Buffalo’s mortgage default registry database.

Conducted interviews to gather additional contextual and anecdotal information on the registry’s key shortcomings.

Drafted a report on the adverse economic effects of the city’s mortgage default registration system and made relevant policy recommendations.

 

Summer Takeaway

I was able to enhance my quantitative analytical and communication skills as well as gain valuable insight into local politics and socioeconomic issues.

 

Supervisor Quote

For starters, I genuinely don't know when or if Eric slept at all this summer. Every day that we interacted, no matter what time I sent something, he responded promptly and thoughtfully. Eric was very patient when we ran into a few delays with data from the City and was very flexible as we adjusted our time frames and shifted portions of the project. He was absolutely great to work with. He did excellent research and writing and took initiative. The report Eric completed is going to be incredibly helpful to us as we advocate for statewide legislation around Mortgage in Default Registries. We would not have been able to do this work without Eric and we are very grateful for his time with us this summer.

–Kate Lockhart

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