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Profiles - Barrier Free Living, James Hagy, Christopher Whalen 2017 New York Law School

Profiles - Barrier Free Living, James Hagy, Christopher Whalen

Rooftops Project

What if you were homeless, a victim of domestic violence, and perhaps were also struggling with physical or mental disabilities? Where would you go? Christopher Whalen and Professor James Hagy of The Rooftops Project visit with Paul Feuerstein, founder, President, and CEO of Barrier Free Living, which has served these needs in New York City through a unique program established almost 40 years ago.


Perspectives - Wework, James Hagy, Stephen Caracappa 2017 New York Law School

Perspectives - Wework, James Hagy, Stephen Caracappa

Rooftops Project

While the concept of executive office suites has existed for decades, in recent years innovations have emerged seeking to provide a broader range of services and a sense of community combined with affordability and flexibility. Stephen Caracappa and Professor James Hagy of The Rooftops Project talk with WeWork executives David Fano and Mark Lapidus (Class of 2012) about the company’s business model, space concept and design, and the applications for not-for-profit organizations.


Perspectives - 120 Wall Street, James Hagy, Alison Snyder 2017 New York Law School

Perspectives - 120 Wall Street, James Hagy, Alison Snyder

Rooftops Project

Through a decades-long collaboration with the city and state, not-for-profit tenants occupy office space in a landmarked structure in the heart of Wall Street with the unusual advantage of no real estate taxes. The Rooftop Project’s Alison Snyder and Professor James Hagy interview Jeremy Moss and Camille McGratty of Silverstein Properties at the iconic 120 Wall Street building in lower Manhattan.


Perspectives - David Samuels And Themes Karalis Of Duval & Stachenfeld Llp, James Hagy, Jordan Moss 2017 New York Law School

Perspectives - David Samuels And Themes Karalis Of Duval & Stachenfeld Llp, James Hagy, Jordan Moss

Rooftops Project

Federal and state law can impose compliance requirements affecting both disposing of and transacting in real estate by not-for-profit organizations. In a dialogue with The Rooftop Project’s Jordan Moss and Professor James Hagy, David Samuels and Themes Karalis of the law firm Duval & Stachenfeld illustrate situations, including some unique to New York law and regulation, in which compliance and care are warranted.


Exploiting The Poor: Housing, Markets, And Vulnerability, Ezra Rosser 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Exploiting The Poor: Housing, Markets, And Vulnerability, Ezra Rosser

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

Matthew Desmond provocatively claims that landlords exploit poor tenants in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016). This essay celebrates Desmond's work and explores the exploitation claim, focusing on how landlords deliberately exploit vulnerable tenants and on forms of market-based exploitation.


Tackling The Social Determinants Of Health: A Central Role For Providers, Jessica Mantel 2017 University of Houston Law Center

Tackling The Social Determinants Of Health: A Central Role For Providers, Jessica Mantel

Georgia State University Law Review

Americans’ poor health and high health care costs largely stem from social, environmental, and behavioral factors that adversely impact health. Yet, health care providers traditionally have neglected the social determinants of health, focusing instead on medically treating patients’ symptoms. As a result, addressing the social determinants of health has primarily been the domain of government and community groups. Unfortunately, the efforts of the public health and social services sectors are stymied by chronic underfunding, a situation unlikely to change in the current political environment. This article identifies a potential solution to this problem: recent health care reforms that encourage health ...


Poverty Is The New Crime, Michelle Jenkins 2017 DePaul University

Poverty Is The New Crime, Michelle Jenkins

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Social Justice And Legal Writing Collaborations: Promoting Student Engagement And Faculty Fulfillment, Kirsten Clement, Stephanie Roberts Hartung 2017 Florida Coastal School of Law

Social Justice And Legal Writing Collaborations: Promoting Student Engagement And Faculty Fulfillment, Kirsten Clement, Stephanie Roberts Hartung

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of Birthright Citizenship, Shannon Auvil 2017 The University of Alabama School of Law

In Defense Of Birthright Citizenship, Shannon Auvil

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Cycle Of Misconduct:How Chicago Has Repeatedly Failed To Police Its Police, Elizabeth J. Andonova 2017 DePaul University

Cycle Of Misconduct:How Chicago Has Repeatedly Failed To Police Its Police, Elizabeth J. Andonova

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

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Table Of Contents, 2017 DePaul University

Table Of Contents

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

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Protective Plan Provisions For Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefits Plans, 18 Marq. Ben. & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 1 (2017), Kathryn J. Kennedy 2017 John Marshall Law School

Protective Plan Provisions For Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefits Plans, 18 Marq. Ben. & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 1 (2017), Kathryn J. Kennedy

Kathryn J. Kennedy

No abstract provided.


Protective Plan Provisions For Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefit Plans, Kathryn J. Kennedy 2017 Selected Works

Protective Plan Provisions For Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefit Plans, Kathryn J. Kennedy

Kathryn J. Kennedy

Federal case law has provided plan sponsors of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) covered plans with the ability to insert plan provisions that are more favorable to the plan sponsor rather than the plan participant or beneficiary (so-called “protective plan provisions”). This Article first examines what is the “plan document” for purposes of ERISA and what protective plan provisions should be considered for insertion into the plan document and its related “instruments.”


Murray Energy Corporation V. Mccarthy, Sarah M. Danno 2017 University of Montana School of Law

Murray Energy Corporation V. Mccarthy, Sarah M. Danno

Public Land & Resources Law Review

Holding that the widespread effects of environmental regulation on the coal industry constituted sufficient importance, the Northern District of West Virginia ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct analysis on employment loss and plant reduction resulting from regulatory effects. In admonishing the EPA’s inaction, the court ruled that the Agency had a non-discretionary duty to evaluate employment and plant reduction. Furthermore, the court held that the EPA’s attempt to put forth general reports in place of required evaluations was an invalid attempt to circumvent its statutory duty.


The Cost Of High Prices: Embedding An Ethic Of Expense Into The Standard Of Care, Isaac D. Buck 2017 University of Tennessee College of Law

The Cost Of High Prices: Embedding An Ethic Of Expense Into The Standard Of Care, Isaac D. Buck

Boston College Law Review

In the midst of rapid and radical change of America’s health care system, the country’s crown jewel public health insurance program, Medicare, faces an intensifying cost crisis due to a past of uncontrolled prices and a future of booming enrollment. A cost challenge garnering particular media attention is pharmaceutical drug pricing for Medicare Part B. Historically, congressional action has hamstrung Medicare’s ability to limit costs, and as a result, the program is increasingly forced to pass on drug costs—through copays and coinsurance—to its elderly beneficiaries. Public outrage has followed recent stories of pharmaceutical companies seeking ...


Putting Exclusionary Zoning In Its Place: Affordable Housing And Geographical Scale, Christopher Serkin, Leslie Wellington 2017 Vanderbilt Law School

Putting Exclusionary Zoning In Its Place: Affordable Housing And Geographical Scale, Christopher Serkin, Leslie Wellington

Christopher Serkin

No abstract provided.


2015-2016 Legislative Bill Summary, Assembly Committee on Human Services 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

2015-2016 Legislative Bill Summary, Assembly Committee On Human Services

California Agencies

No abstract provided.


Protective Plan Provisions For Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefits Plans, 18 Marq. Ben. & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 1 (2017), Kathryn J. Kennedy 2017 John Marshall Law School

Protective Plan Provisions For Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefits Plans, 18 Marq. Ben. & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 1 (2017), Kathryn J. Kennedy

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State At A Time, Gordon Lafer 2017 University of Oregon

The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State At A Time, Gordon Lafer

Book Samples

[Excerpt] In January 2015, Tennessee’s Republican governor, Bill Haslam, unveiled a proposal to expand his state’s Medicaid program to provide health insurance to two hundred thousand low-income residents. At the time, Haslam was at the peak of his power: he had just won reelection with 70 percent of the vote and had been named to head the Republican Governors Association. Haslam insisted that his plan was “not Obamacare”; indeed, he had gained concessions from the Obama administration allowing him to write conservative requirements into the program. His Republican colleagues—who controlled both houses of the legislature—supported his ...


Grassroots Innovation Systems For The Post-Carbon World: Promoting Economic Democracy, Environmental Sustainability, And The Public Interest, Shobita Parthasarathy 2017 Brooklyn Law School

Grassroots Innovation Systems For The Post-Carbon World: Promoting Economic Democracy, Environmental Sustainability, And The Public Interest, Shobita Parthasarathy

Brooklyn Law Review

This article uses a sociotechnical systems approach to advocate for an alternative way of thinking about the role of innovation in international development efforts, specifically those focused on environmental sustainability and a post-carbon world. This approach views technology and society as inextricably linked, highlighting how particular values, norms, individual rights and responsibilities, social practices and relationships, and aspects of political culture are embedded in the design, development, implementation, and use of technology. Using the example of clean cookstoves, this article argues that technologies customarily deployed to achieve international development goals are embedded in particular values, assumptions, and social structures that ...


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