About

We are a team based at Stanford Law School (at the Legal Design Lab) and Yale Law School who have been researching recent efforts to address the eviction crisis. This website grows out of our research and is an ongoing project that we welcome your contributions to.

Our team is working with the National League of Cities to lead a cohort of five mayor’s offices in designing, piloting, and evaluating new eviction programs in their cities. Stay tuned for more details on this cohort and its programs!

Our Team

Margaret Hagan

Director

Margaret is lawyer, and the director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law School.
She teaches project-based classes on the design of new policy, services, and technology initiatives to address the access to justice crisis. She conducts research on people’s legal needs, ways to empower people to tackle legal problems, and public interest innovation.

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Talya Lockman-Fine

Lead Fellow

Talya is a 3L at Yale Law School. She works on socioeconomic rights, both in the context of global economic inequality and locally, and has more recently focused on coordinating eviction-related services.

Olivia Rosenthal

Lead Fellow

Olivia is a 2L at Stanford Law School. She has a background in access to social services, particularly reproductive and maternal care. She spent the past summer in Richmond, Virginia researching potential programs the city can implement to address its eviction crisis.

Alexandra Bauman

Fellow

Alexandra is a junior at Yale University, studying History, Spanish and Arabic. She is on the board of the Yale College Democrats. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in law or public service.

Ify Chikezie

Fellow

Ify is a 1L at Yale Law School, and hopes to work at the intersection of health, human rights, and the criminal legal system in the future. Ify obtained a BA in Economics from Yale College and an MPH in Health Policy and Global Health from the Yale School of Public Health.

Cam Do

Fellow

Cam is a junior studying Global Affairs and Data Science at Yale University. She is interested in the intersection of technology and public interest. Prior to Yale, she enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College, and obtained an Associate degree in Mathematics. 

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Bessie Bauman

Fellow

Bessie is a junior at Yale University, majoring in Economics. She hopes to attend law school and eventually become a public servant to support Midwestern communities in building robust infrastructures for fair housing, wages, and financial services.