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

Jessica Morris

Photo: Jessica Morris
'15
Buffalo, NY
WNY Law Center
  • Compiled and analyzed data for a project addressing the foreclosure process for homeowners that evaluated the effectiveness of settlement conferences in preventing foreclosures. 
  • Determined relationship between attending settlement conferences and likelihood of avoiding foreclosure. Drafted findings into a report to show how the foreclosure settlement conference process helps protect people in WNY who are in jeopardy of losing their homes.

“The nature of this work is interesting because the individual cases have stories behind them, and finding the information to determine what happened is like solving a puzzle. There is a clear qualitative component to this work, which is different than many other data analysis projects I have worked on in the past. Considering mortgage foreclosure rates in Erie County are among the highest in the state, I find this work as practical as it is eye opening.”

“Jessica has an incredibly sophisticated skill set for analysis. She did a fantastic job with her research and even taught us a few things. She was a great asset to the Law Center over the summer.”

Kate Lockhart,

Western New York Law Center Paralegal

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2014