Jotwell, the Journal Of Things We Like Lots, has a new section, technically a “Lex” subsection, on Poverty. What this basically means is that Jotwell is going to publish reviews by the editors of that section, Wendy Anne Bach (Tennessee), Tonya Brito (Wisconsin), Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez (St. Thomas), and myself, Ezra Rosser (American), of recently published articles or books in the field. It should be a good way to highlight quality work and Jotwell has now published the first such review:
Wendy Anne Bach, Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bias, JOTWELL (September 27, 2016) (reviewing Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015)), http://lex.jotwell.com/looking-intersectionally-and-seeing-structural-bias/.
New Blog Post: Francine Lipman, I’ve Got ITINs on My Mind, The Surley Subgroup, Sept. 24, 2016.
News Coverage: Andrew Flowers, Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore, FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 25, 2016 [with tables/charts].
Jotwell Post: Jessica Steinberg, How and Why Representation Matters, Jotwell, Aug. 17, 2016 [Reviewing Colleen F. Shanahan, Anna E. Carpenter & Alyx Mark, Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise, 93 Denv. L. Rev. 469 (forthcoming 2016)]
New Blog Post: Francine Lipman, Oklahoma Decreases Working Poor Family Benefits, Surley Subgroup Blog, May 29, 2106.
which includes a link to a report: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, How Much Would a State Earned Income Tax Credit Cost in Fiscal Year 2017?, Jan. 2017.
Blog Post: Nancy Leong, “Preparing for Law School,” ms-jd.org, Juky 6, 2015. Not exactly poverty law, but good advice for prospective law students so I decided to repost it.
Here, featuring contributions by Ruben Garcia, Brishen Rogers, Mike Selmi, and Noah Zatz.