Professor Judith Fox, director of Notre Dame Law School's Economic Justice Clinic, will sign copies of her new book, The Foreclosure Echo: How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery, in the atrium of Eck Hall of Law.
Books will be available for purchase.
The Foreclosure Echo, which Professor Fox co-authored with Professor Linda E. Fisher of Seton Hall University School of Law, tells the story of the ordinary people whose quest for the American dream was crushed in the foreclosure crisis when they were threatened with losing their homes. The authors — each with decades of experience defending low-to-moderate-income people from foreclosure and predatory lending practices — have employed a range of legal, economic, and social-science research to document these stories, showing not only how people experienced the crisis, but also how lenders and public institutions failed to protect them. The book also describes the ongoing effects of the crisis, including vacant land and abandoned buildings, and how these conditions have exacerbated the economic plight of millions of people who lost their homes and have increased inequality across the country. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the fallout of the last financial crisis and learn what we can do now to avoid another one.