Strategies to Combat Payday Lending in Mississippi

Client: Mississippi Center for Justice
Faculty: John Brothers and Monte Kurs
Team: "George Jeng, Stephanie Kinlock, Jason Labate, Laura Persichette, Jon VanOeveren"
Year: 2008
"The Mississippi Center for Justice is a non­profit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. The Capstone team was engaged to synthesize information about the payday lending industry in Mississippi and the effects such businesses have on residents and the state's economy. The Capstone team is also providing strategies and initiatives to encourage effective money management and saving, and discourage the use of high interest credit like payday loans. This information will assist the Mississippi Center for Justice and its partners, the recently formed Coalition Against Payday Lending, target their future efforts to combat payday lending, as well as develop and implement alternative credit access solutions. "