Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Prof. Fortson presents Renting 101 - a renter's workshop for students

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D.,  Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, presented Renting 101 - A Renter's Workshop for Students on Tuesday, April 22 at the Student Union.

The program was a joint presentation of the UAA Justice Center and  UAA Student Union & Commuter Student Services.

The program covered the basics of renting an apartment including leases, security deposits, problems with landlord, evictions, moving out, and rights and responsibilities of tenant.

Prof. Fortson is a lawyer and the author of A College Student’s Guide to Landlord/Tenant Relations in Alaska. In his previous employment, he represented tenants in eviction proceedings.

Prof. Fortson discusses the handouts available to the workshop attendees.

L to r: David Murdoch, UAA Commuter Student Services
Coordinator; Lisa Bell, Practicum Student, UAA Human Services
Department; and Prof. Ryan Fortson, UAA Justice Center.