Poverty Law

This course focuses on the legal rights of the poor, policies affecting poor people, and tools that lawyers can use to advocate on behalf of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. In this context, the course will explore legal issues and concerns including government benefits and welfare reform, constitutional protections for the poor, the intersection of race, gender and poverty, access to legal services, work and education, disability, immigration, housing, and political participation.
Credits: 3

Type: LEC