A Law Student, A Blighted Building and a Long Legal Process

May 25, 2017

Recent University of Memphis law school grad Jordan Emily (left) and law professor Daniel Schaffzin, who is co-director of the Neighborhood Preservation Clinic.
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University of Memphis law professor Daniel Schaffzin runs a legal clinic that assigns students environmental court cases on behalf of the City of Memphis. It's much needed help for the city's fight against rampant blight. One student, Jordan Emily, took on a large apartment complex abandoned by an out-of-state owner. The case is one example of the legal challenges facing a city swamped with more than 800 similar cases.