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October 17 - A Step Toward Solving the Housing Crisis: Eviction Records Sealing in New Mexico


UNM Law Professor Series: A Step Toward Solving the Housing Crisis: Eviction Records Sealing in New Mexico

Date: Thursday October 17, 2024
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Credits: 1.0 EIJ

This session will trace the systemic inequities embedded in the history and development of eviction proceedings to help contextualize an ongoing issue contributing to the housing crisis in New Mexico: an eviction judgment currently remains on a tenant’s record for life. It will then look at how legislation aimed at sealing eviction records can help solve this problem and benefit both tenants and landlords by providing landlords with accurate and transparent information about the tenants they rent to while ensuring access to justice and future housing options for tenants who have faced eviction. The session will also discuss best practices for eviction sealing legislation that can be employed in New Mexico by drawing on conversations with advocates, legislators, and practitioners from states that have recently enacted such legislation.


Allison Freedman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she teaches primarily in the Economic Justice Clinic. Her research focuses on civil rights and housing law and the ways statutory and regulatory regimes can affect, stigmatize, or subordinate underserved and indigent communities. She is also the co-founder of the New Mexico Center for Housing Law (NMCHL), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting housing stability and justice for the people of the state of New Mexico. And Allison is a co-host of  Personal Jurisdiction, a podcast featuring lawyers in a variety of career paths, their journeys to fulfilling careers, and the advice they have for getting there. 

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October 17, 2024
Thu 12:00 PM MDT

Duration 1H 0M

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