Law 199: Poverty & the Law
This course will first focus on what it means to be poor, according to the law. Court cases and statutes involving the poor will be studied, in such areas as family law, housing law, health law, welfare law, consumer law and debtor law.
The course will examine what it means to practice poverty law and how the law both helps and hinders those who seek "equal justice." Constitutional issues involving due process and equal protection often arise in the study of poverty law.
Grading will be by a midterm exam, final exam, and writing assignments, with class attendance and class participation also being taken into consideration.
3 credit hours
T/TH, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.