Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2024
    2:15 pm - 3:25 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Room: Georgetown University Room
    Floor: Level M1

    The American Dream is not a dream. Class mobility has become stagnant. Systemic factors contributing to inter-generational poverty are largely ignored by policymakers, largely due to American mythology. Meritocratic assumptions and narratives of self-sufficiency find their way into public policy, upending support for more equitable and sustainable approaches. To illustrate these structural barriers and illuminate the systemic interventions needed for economic and social mobility, panelists will discuss biases embedded in emergency healthcare, municipal debt, commerce, and worker credentialing systems. Panelists will share insights into how law can be both an obstacle and a tool for mitigating economic and social inequality.

Session Speakers
Organization: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Organization: University of New Mexico School of Law

Organization: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Organization: Brooklyn Law School

Organization: Penn State Dickinson Law

Organization: Harvard Medical School

Organization: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Session Fees
  • Poverty Law, Co-Sponsored by Clinical Legal Education, Critical Theories, Pro-Bono & Access to Justice, Property Law, and Women in Legal Education - Part II: Poverty Law Scholars: $0.00