This blog post is aimed largely at law students, not at law professors. But I have felt I should say something about the topic of law student transfers for some time, if for no other reason than so that I can point them somewhere. My students almost inevitably discover I was a transfer student myself (Georgetown to Harvard) so I get inundated with emails that run something like this:
Student: “Can we meet sometime to talk about something not related to Property Law?”
Then they come to my office and immediately want to close the door to talk about a “sensitive topic.” If this weren’t my first time, my nervousness would shoot way up, but having heard the spiel before, I know the next line is, “I’m thinking about transferring.”
Let Them Eat Cash – NYTimes.com. (Could be good as an assignment for a class.)
For those adopting or thinking about adopting Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (2014), the chapter-by-chapter teacher’s manual is now available on the publisher’s website under “Professor Materials.” To get access to the teacher’s manual, feel free to email any of us (Juliet Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser, and Jeffrey Selbin) or contact your Aspen representative. The front matter is here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2391540. We are also happy to discuss the book and teaching poverty law with anyone who is considering the book and/or the class. Our hope is that the book (and the teacher’s manual) will be of use and will help more schools and professors offer the class.
From the Clinical Law Prof Blog: Carrie Hagan, “But How Do I Teach…?: Poverty,” April. 22, 2014.
The AALS Section on Poverty Law will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon. In collaboration with the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, the Section seeks papers for publication and presentation. The deadline for submissions is August 8, 2014. See this link for additional information: AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers 2015 Program.
Though framed as a High School Poverty Curriculum, the links and articles included are good and could be mined for law school courses as well or for non-poverty law classes that still want to have a session on poverty.
Op-Ed: Ray Brescia, Amid The Debate, J.D.’s True Value Gets Lost, National Law Journal, Aug. 5, 2013.
And since I recently made a related draft powerpoint on the issues in legal education and jobs, I have attached it here: Future of Legal Education and Student Debt. It has links to a number of the related stories and articles.