The University of Nebraska Law College’s innovative Tenant Assistance Program was recognized by the White House and the U.S. Attorney General in early 2022. Its director, Ryan Sullivan, has received national awards for his work in connecting tenants with volunteer lawyers who can help them navigate the eviction process. With the help of research and outreach by Nebraska Law students, the program has successfully kept most participants in their homes.
Ryan Sullivan is an associate professor of law at the University of Nebraska. Sullivan is the supervisor of the Tenants Rights Project that is part of the College of Law Civil Clinical Law Program. He is a founding member of the Nebraska Housing Advocates Collaborative, and co-founder of the Tenants Assistance Project. Sullivan earned his J.D. with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Daniel Tannenbaum is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tannenbaum’s research is in the field of labor and public economics. He studied evictions in Chicago using large administrative datasets. He can speak on the economics of housing and labor markets, including the impact of eviction on families. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in economics-math from Columbia University.