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266.5 sec. 001 - Poverty Law and Policy (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Abbye J Atkinson  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 12
From January 11, 2023
To April 19, 2023

Course Start: January 11, 2023
Course End: April 19, 2023
Class Number: 32986

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 31
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 41
As of: 08/24 11:03 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: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law

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