Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Law & Poverty (LAW-742-001)
Ezra Rosser

Meets: 01:30 PM - 02:50 PM (TTh) - Warren - Room N105

Enrolled: 18 / Limit: 22

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Assessment:ULWR can be satisfied through writing a paper.Paper or In-class exam, closed book.


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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The primary text for this class is: 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 Amazon.com.

First Class Readings

Aug. 22: p. 1-24 Aug. 24: p. 25-57


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