Poverty Law (LAW-742-001)
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Covering a range of poverty law issues, the class begins by exploring measurements of poverty, major themes in poverty law, and seminal constitutional law cases. After gaining an understanding of the major themes of poverty law, we will move to covering specific issues: welfare, work, housing, health, education, criminalization, and access to justice. Finally, we will end with a discussion of the relationship between market forces and poverty, and human rights approaches to poverty law. Students will gain an understanding of how the historical framing of poverty, including intersections of race, gender, and family makeup, underpin legal and government structures. The assessment for the course will consist of class participation and a final exam.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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JULIET M. BRODIE ET AL., POVERTY LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (2ND ED. 2020). ISBN: 9781543804256
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