LAW Poverty Law: Policy and Practice
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Poverty Law: Policy and Practice
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Poverty Law : Direct services and civil rights lawyers often serve clients who are economically disadvantaged. In working with these clients, it's important to understand the systemic nature of poverty in the U.S. and some of the potential solutions.
General course Description:
This seminar will provide an overview of the historical and contemporary legal and policy debates about poverty in the U.S. Topics will include the constitutional treatment of poverty and the legal and policy treatment of questions of access to specific social goods, such as housing, health care, education, and legal services. We will also discuss the role of law and of lawyers in addressing economic inequality.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law