Poverty Law, Advocacy and Policy

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 22/24
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1130-1250
  • WB103
08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

This class covers a range of issues related to poverty law, advocacy and policy. It will cover how poverty is measured, domestic policies toward poverty including federal and state benefits and restrictions on their availability, and then it will cover the social, legal and regulatory aspects of specific aspects of poverty, including work, housing, health, education and homelessness. It finishes with a discussion of advocacy, access to justice and criminalization of poverty.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Grading will be based on a number of assignments during the semester, including a short paper.

Other Work
Students may engage in exercises, simulations and field trips to see first-hand the impact of the policies and law we discuss in the classroom.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM