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Re-Conceptualizing Poverty Law Clinical Curriculum And Legal Services Practice: The Need For Generalists, Jonel Newman Jan 2007

Re-Conceptualizing Poverty Law Clinical Curriculum And Legal Services Practice: The Need For Generalists, Jonel Newman

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This Essay argues that law schools should adopt a program for training more legal generalists, especially in the field of poverty law. Furthermore, poverty law clinics should be the vehicle used to train these generalists.


Musical Chairs And Tall Buildings: Teaching Poverty Law In The 21st Century, Amy L. Wax Jan 2007

Musical Chairs And Tall Buildings: Teaching Poverty Law In The 21st Century, Amy L. Wax

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This Essay examines the evolution, demise and focus of welfare law courses in law school. It examines the content of these courses in an attempt to understand why these courses are not as popular as they once had been. Finally, it looks at the goals of welfare policy and what welfare law courses should teach.


Creeping Impoverization: Material Conditions, Income Inequality, And Erisa Pedagogy Early In The 21st Century, Maria O'Brien Hylton Jan 2007

Creeping Impoverization: Material Conditions, Income Inequality, And Erisa Pedagogy Early In The 21st Century, Maria O'Brien Hylton

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This Essay argues that the current trend focusing on the law and economics theory does a disservice to the full-spectrum of legal issues. Law and economics, according to the author, is a value -neutral approach to the law. It fails to take into account poverty and other social values when thinking about the law. Finally, law schools should recalibrate their approach and, in some instances, take social values into account when teaching the law.


The Pendulum Swings Back: Poverty Law In The Old And New Curriculum, Martha Davis Jan 2007

The Pendulum Swings Back: Poverty Law In The Old And New Curriculum, Martha Davis

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This Essay seeks to answer the question "'What is Poverty Law'?" It does this in two parts. First, it examines the surge in property law courses in the 1960's and 70's and "the purpose these early courses were intended to serve." In the second section the Essay asks and the author asks "what the history suggests about poverty law in the law school curriculum today and in the future."