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(Back) Arielle Schreiber, Rachel Adcock, Kobi Webb, Elie Zwiebel, Charlotte Poppleton, Paul Warren, Becca Butler-Dines; (front) Michael LaGarde, Prof. Nantiya Ruan, Allie Moore. Not pictured: Suzette Reed, David Chambers

The Homeless Advocacy Policy Project (HAPP) at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a student-driven project focused on researching the laws criminalizing homelessness and advocating for the rights of homeless individuals.

HAPP works with partners Denver Homeless Out Loud and the Western Regional Advocacy Project to explore legal issues facing Colorado’s homeless residents.

HAPP’s work has included:

Professor Nantiya Ruan is the faculty lead for HAPP. She is Chair of Denver Law’s Lawyering Process Program and focuses her instruction on engaging students with community partners.