Poverty Law (LAW-742-001)
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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). MICHAEL DESMOND, EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY (2016)
First Class Readings
Aug. 23: p. 1-24 Aug. 25: p. 25-57
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