Associate Professor Despard signs U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Posted on December 01, 2022

Mathieu Despard

Social Work Associate Professor Dr. Mathieu Despard was one of 11 people associated with a university or policy institute who signed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting the appeal of President Joe Biden’s Administration to lift an injunction issued by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The injunction temporarily halted efforts to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student debt. All 11 individuals who signed the amicus brief agree the decision to cancel the student debt is reasonable due to the harm to student borrowers caused by the pandemic.