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Law & Poverty (LAW-742-001)

Meets: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM (MW) - Room 314

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 16


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This class covers a range of poverty law issues. It begins with coverage of how poverty is measured, the major themes in poverty law, and the most important constitutional law cases. It then covers a number of specific issues: welfare, work, housing, health, education, criminalization, and access to justice. It ends by covering the relationship between market forces and poverty as well as human rights approaches to poverty law.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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JULIET BRODIE, CLARE PASTORE, EZRA ROSSER & JEFFREY SELBIN, POVERTY LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (Aspen Publishers 2014). The book is available from the school bookstore as well as from online venders such as

First Class Readings

For the first week, read from the Brodie et al. textbook the following pages: Aug. 25: p. 1-24 Aug. 27: p. 25-57


The syllabus is available in the following format(s):