College of Law Homeowner Advocacy Unit hires assistant director


August 19, 2011

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has added staff to its Civil Justice Clinic’s Homeowner Advocacy Unit, a new program that was created in response to the foreclosure crisis.

Andrea Esquer, a 2011 graduate of the College of Law, was named assistant director of the unit, in which student attorneys have begun representing families facing wrongful foreclosure or victims of mortgage fraud scams. The students also engage in advocacy and community outreach on foreclosure law and related issues. Andrea Esquer Download Full Image

Esquer has significant experience in state and federal government, as press secretary for former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, and as Associate Deputy Director for White House Presidential Personnel, among other positions.

For more information about Esquer, visit www.law.asu.edu.

Janie Magruder, janie.magruder@asu.edu
Office of Communications, College of Law
480-727-9052

Hodge appointed to CDC advisory committee


August 19, 2011

James G. Hodge Jr., ASU Law Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, has been appointed to the Policy Work Group of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee.

The committee advises the CDC director on policy issues and broad strategies that enable the CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention and preparedness. The committee recommends ways to prioritize CDC’s activities, improve results and address health disparities. It also provides guidance to help the CDC work more effectively with its various private and public sector constituents to make health protection a practical reality. James G. Hodge Jr. Download Full Image

Hodge is Director of the Public Health Law Network – Western Region, Director of the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the College of Law, a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, an Affiliate Professor in Global Health, ASU School of Human Evolution & Social Change, and an Affiliate Faculty member in both the ASU School of Public Affairs and the ASU Department of Biomedical Informatics. Through scholarly and applied work, he delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. Hodge teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy at the College of Law.

Janie Magruder, janie.magruder@asu.edu
Office of Communications, College of Law
480-727-9052