Poverty Law

Seminar - 2 hours. May satisfy Advanced Writing Requirement with professor's approval. This seminar will explore the theory and practice of law pertaining to the enactment and enforcement of laws regulating or aiding the poor.    The course will examine the history and philosophy underpinning social/legal concepts of "poverty," "welfare" and "entitlement," and will look at some specific examples of significant legislative programs in these areas (e.g., Social Security/Supplemental Security Income; Aid to Families with Dependent Children/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; Nutrition programs; Medicare/Medicaid; Unemployment Insurance; and the National Housing Act programs).   The course will specifically address administration of public benefits programs for poor and other disadvantaged persons in our society and the use of law to create opportunity for disadvantaged groups.  The focus will be not so much upon the specific content of such programs, but upon issues confronting attorneys who practice in these public interest/poverty law subjects.  The course, therefore, will incorporate various aspects of administrative, constitutional, and poverty law practice. Evaluation is based on class participation and a written project.  Class limit 18 students.

Advanced Writing
Maybe
Units
2
Professional Skills
No
Course Number
287A
Active
Yes

Certificate

Cluster

Unit 16
No