Final Reminder: Pop Up Poverty Law Conference Mar. 25 (Friday), noon-4 pm eastern

Final Reminder: Pop Up Poverty Law Conference Mar. 25 (Friday), noon-4 pm eastern. Poverty Law Conference Schedule without Zoom Links. Please email to get the zoom links for the panels.

AALS Poverty Law Pop-Up Conference

March 25, 2022 all times listed are Eastern time.

Session 1(A): 12:00 – 1:25 pm

Access to Justice and Courts

  • Billie Jo Kaufman (Mercer): Law Deserts
  • Colleen Shanahan (Columbia): Institutional Mismatch of State Civil Courts
  • Stephen Pimpare (New Hampshire): Poverty in Context: Teaching Judges about Obstacles to “Responsible” Behavior among Poor and Low-Income People
  • Jason Parkin (CUNY): Beyond Neoliberal Due Process

Session 1(B): 12:00 – 1:25 pm

Health and Food

  • Yael Cannon (Georgetown): Health Justice for Children
  • Jessica Millward (American): Oral Health, Inherited Health, and Medicaid
  • Ann Bartow (New Hampshire): Copyright Law and the Cost of Food
  • Etienne Toussaint (University of South Carolina): The Debt of Colorblind Constitutionalism


Session 1(C): 12:00 – 1:25 pm

Housing, Landlord-Tenant, and Evictions

  • Larisa Bowman (Iowa): Eviction Abolition
  • Ted De Barbieri (Albany): Digitizing the Warranty of Habitability
  • Diane K Smith (Seton Hall): Report of Observations on Implementation of Landlord-Tenant Reforms in NJ
  • Ezra Rosser (American): Affirmatively Resisting


Session 2(A): 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm


  • Francine J. Lipman (UNLV): Tax Audits, Economics, & Racism
  • Michelle Layser (University of Illinois): Overcoming Constitutional (and Political) Barriers to State Place-Based Tax Incentive Reform


Session 2(B): 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Environment and Emergencies

  • Sheila Simon (Southern Illinois University): Blowing Up Missouri: Lessons for the Next Great Flood
  • Andrew Hammond (Florida): On Fires, Floods, and Federalism

Session 2(C): 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

New Directions

  • Louise Trubek (Wisconsin): Rethinking Poverty Law: New People, Ideas and Practices
  • Emily Murphy (Hastings): Brains Without Money

Keynote: 2:20 pm – 2:55 pm

Sheryll Cashin (Georgetown) 

White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality


Session 3(A): 3:00 pm – 4:05 pm

Criminal Law

  • Jeff Selbin (Berkeley): Suicide By Cop? How Junk Science and Bad Law Undermine Police Accountability
  • Lauren Sudeall (Georgia State University): The De(legal)ization of Poverty (or Lessons from Decriminalization)
  • Amber Baylor (Columbia): (Un)Exceptional Protest

Session 3(B): 3:00 pm – 4:05 pm

Property, Wealth, and Race

  • Richard Winchester (Seton Hall): Homeownership While Black: A Pathway to Plunder, Compliments of Uncle Sam
  • Creola Johnson (Ohio State University): Car Title Loans: Stealing Debtors’ Equity and Leaving them with No Wheels
  • Manisha Padi (Berkeley): Contractual Inequality

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