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(1/20) Heading home from my first @law_soc conference in Toronto. A special thanks to @PamelaFoohey for organizing the Household Finance Collaborative Research Network! It's been 4 great days of learning from colleagues in the academy. #LSA18
(2/20) Micheline Gleixner from l'Université de Moncton gave an overview of regulation of consumer credit in Canada & traced how regulatory responsibility has shifted from federal to provincial governments. #LSA18
(3/20) Lauren Willis from @LoyolaLawSchool considered what it might look like to ban fine print in consumer contracts unless offeror can show that consumers understand the terms. #LSA18
(4/20) @PamelaFoohey from @IUMaurerLaw provided an empirical snapshot of how indebted individuals live when they put off bankruptcy - dissipating assets & undergoing debt collection proceedings #LSA18
(5/20) Catarina Frade from the University of Coimbra gave us a snapshot of what’s going on in Portugal’s personal insolvency system – debtor dignity has become a more important theme since the end of the great recession #LSA18
(6/20) Jason Kilborne from John Marshall Law School argued that if debt mediation is going to work, there needs to be a persuasive intermediary. Looked to the success of Chile’s Superintendent of Re-entrepreneurship for lessons #LSA18
(7/20) @nadjajungmann from @HU_Utrecht described a project in the Netherlands that uses brain science informed coaching to help debtors navigate the personal insolvency system #LSA18
(8/20) @daliejimenez from @UCILaw described an empirical study re which interventions are most useful for individuals facing consumer debt lawsuits. They developed some education materials that take seriously need to adopt encouraging tone w/ self represented litigants. #LSA18
(9/20) Katharina Möser from @bhamlaw looked at why growing number of English debtors have shifted from using bankruptcy (liquidation) to individual voluntary arrangements (restructuring) #LSA18
(10/20) @IainRamsay2 from @KentLawSchool described a new project that will examine the English debt restructuring order and consider if it’s a good model for other jurisdictions to adopt. Notes that versions already used in Scotland, Ireland, Cyprus, Kenya & India. #LSA18
(11/20) @jtspooner from @lselaw considered the doubly-negative impact of austerity policies on low income households: at the same time they cut their expenditures, governments are more aggressively collecting debts. #LSA18
(12/20) @PACochran & Freya Kodar from @UVicLaw sketched out the promise and problems of leaving credit-worthiness assessments to algorithms #LSA18
(13/20) @SBIprof from @osgoodenews & @SaulSchwartz from @CarletonU described how to improve participation rates for Canadians in targeted low income support programs without allowing the government to become too intrusive into our private lives. #LSA18
(14/20) @ProfBruckner from @howardlawschool considered universal guaranteed income from the perspective of debtor creditor law – should people be able to use the income payments to secure loans? Should they be subject to garnishment by creditors? #LSA18
(15/20) Judith Fox from @NDLaw provided a chilling overview of the (exploitative & sometimes fraudulent) use of land instalment contracts in the post-Great Recession period. Looking forward to reading her book on foreclosures, coming soon! #LSA18
(16/20) Virginia Torrie from @RobsonHall described the history of Canada’s Farmers Creditors Arrangement Act & suggested that it might be a model for how to pass legislation that protects debtors and promotes affordability. #LSA18
(17/20) And when I wasn’t learning about consumer & commercial law... it was a thrill to hear about the study of civil restraining order practices in state civil courts, being carried out by @annaenisa, @alyxmark & @shanahanlawprof #LSA18
(18/20) There were lots of great insights in the roundtable on empirical approaches to property law organized by @ProfAtuahene from @ChicagoKentLaw – looking forward to Esther Sullivan’s forthcoming book on mobile home tenancy evictions! #LSA18
(19/20) Michele Leering described an interdisciplinary participation action research @CALCtweets that brings together nurses & lawyers – building interdisciplinary capacity to address the social (and legal) determinants of health. #LSA18
(20/20) @emilykiddwhite from @osgoodenews gave a poetic & thought-provoking talk about the proper use of empathy when judges decide human rights cases. And @hilakeren from @Southwesternlaw considered how neoliberalism has reshaped our emotional lives #LSA18
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