News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post
New Article: “Some Cities Are Still More Unequal Than Others – An Update” – Brookings
New Article: “What Data Can Do To Fight Poverty” – The New York Times
News Coverage: “A Hidden World: Desperation For Hundreds Of Homeless Families in D.C. Motels” – The Washington Post
New Book: Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016).
Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Reproductive and Sexual Justice” – Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Apr. 29-30, 2016
Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Reproductive and Sexual Justice” – Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Apr. 29-30, 2016. More info after the jump below:
Op-Ed: “Welfare Benefits: The Contributory Myth: What You Pay In Isn’t What You Get Out” – The Economist
Upcoming Panel: “Addressing the Gap in Civil Legal Services: Serving Underrepresented Clients & Communities” – Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2016 at 10:45 am
As part of my school’s celebration of a new building, the school is hosting the following panel, so if you know of people in DC who would be interested, please share:
Addressing the Gap in Civil Legal Services: Serving Underrepresented Clients & Communities
Discussion of the range of public interest law activities and jobs that students and graduates engage in, focusing on how people engage in public interest law at different stages of their careers. Additional topics may include the place of public interest law at the law school, the challenges and rewards of doing public interest work, and how lawyers can find meaning and fulfillment through work and service.
Moderator: Professor Susan Bennett
Panelists: Jeanne Atkinson (’91), Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Lisa Dewey (’93), Pro Bono Partner, DLA Piper; Antonia Fasanelli (’01), Executive Director, Homeless Persons Representation Project; Lora Rath (’91), Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Legal Services Corporation; Naznin Saifi (’92), Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center; Zafar Shah (’08), Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center; Bradford Voegeli (’11), Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Project
Student Ambassadors: Alejandra Arias (’19) and Jordan Helton (’18)
More info on registering can be found here (and it is first come first served with registration closing on Feb. 8 at noon).
News Coverage: “Poverty Is An LGBT Issue: New Report Identifies Low-Income LGBT Legal Needs” – Legal Services NYC