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266.5 sec. 001 - Poverty Law and Policy (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Abbye Atkinson  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTu 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 132
From August 16, 2021
To November 22, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: November 22, 2021
Class Number: 31928

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 80
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 81
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

This course provides an introduction to the relationship between law and poverty, including the relevance of doctrine, policy, and practice to the significant inequality in income, assets, and basic social goods impacting tens of millions of people in the United States.

We will consider historical and contemporary trends in domestic poverty, policy perspectives on social relief, and the legal framework under which poverty-related claims have been adjudicated, and the role of lawyers in combating poverty. Grounded in data, theory, and doctrine, we will explore modern government anti-poverty programs and issues such as welfare, work, housing, health, education, criminalization, and access to justice. We will also consider non-traditional approaches to combating poverty, including market-based solutions and human rights, with an emphasis on what role law, lawyers, and legal institutions can play in such efforts.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice
    Juliet M. Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser, Jeffrey Selbin
    Edition: 2d ed., 2021
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9781543804256
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $290.00
    Price Source: user provided

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