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About the Book

Poverty Law: Policy, and Practice

Front Cover - Poverty Law: Policy, and Practice

Juliet M. Brodie
Mills Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Stanford Law School

Clare Pastore
Professor of the Practice of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Ezra Rosser
Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law

Jeffrey Selbin
Clinical Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

2014. 840 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-1254-8.

About the Book

Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice is organized around an overview of federal policies, significant poverty law cases, and major government antipoverty programs—welfare, housing, health, etc.—which map onto important theoretical, doctrinal, policy, and practice questions.

As the first poverty law textbook to be published in 15 years, the edition includes new material, both changes in the law and updated scholarship that make the book a great resource for teaching poverty law.  

Features Include:
Beginning with three chapters of general background followed by substantive chapters that can be selected based on professor interest, which makes the book easily used even for two-credit classes.
Complete updates throughout the book to include contemporary issues of poverty law, such as discussion of the Affordable Care Act
• Access to the professors’ wealth of experience, with a combined 75 years of teaching and practicing poverty law
A focus on The Great Recession, showing the importance of studying how society deals with the poor
Content particularly valuable for students planning careers in nonprofit, public policy, or government work