It’s a good day for empiricism in the law!
Professor Dalié Jiménez, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law who works with the Lab on the Financial Distress Research Project (FDRP), was just awarded $25,000 through the Research Excellence Program at the University of Connecticut to support the FDRP.
The FDRP has been in planning for over 6 years, and is a partnership across multiple branches of government, academia, multiple non-profit service providers, and the private sector. It will enable us to evaluate rigorously, and therefore better understand the effectiveness of self-help material, attorney representation, and financial counseling. The Project will bring knowledge of what works and what doesn’t for individuals in financial distress to the next level. Rigorous evidence like this is does not yet exist. The Project will be launched within the next couple weeks in Connecticut, and has been written about in MarketWatch, insideARM, and the Stamford Advocate.
Congratulations to Professor Jiménez!
Stay tuned for updates as we get ready to launch this project.