Poverty Law & Policy   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 770 - Poverty Law & Policy

Credits: 2/3

This course will examine the law and policy relating to public assistance and related programs in the United States, with particular attention to the shift in policy represented by the welfare reform initiatives of 1988 and 1996. Issues related to poverty, public benefit programs, work, and child support will be examined through a policy lens, with attention to different socio-political philosophies and theories, social and economic data, and empirical studies, as well as legal rules and parameters in the United States and elsewhere.

Note: Qualifies as a perspective course. Students may elect to receive 3 hours credit by satisfying the writing requirement. Students may not have also taken Welfare Law.

Basis of Grade: Final examination or research paper

Form of Grade: Letter Grade