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Poverty Law
University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas Schools of Law

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Use for other purposes, including educational purposes, is by written permission only from Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted).

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​Poverty Law is offered at the University of Minnesota School of Law, and formerly at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Poverty Law: Housing and Government Benefits Law reviews constitutional, federal, state, and municipal law as they specifically affect low income persons. It focuses on government benefits programs and landlord-tenant law, both of which are common issues addressed by legal aid and pro bono attorneys. The course does not have an exam, but will have a couple of paper assignments. It is practice-based and satisfies the Experiential Learning requirement for students under the Clinic/Simulation category.

Previously, Poverty Law II moved beyond basic poverty law to cover more specialized areas of poverty law often not covered in any detail in traditional law school courses, such as civil juvenile law (i.e. child maltreatment and child welfare) and advanced housing law (i.e. mobile home parks and public and subsidized housing). We are considering topics that could be included in another Poverty Law course.

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Larry McDonough 
Attorney at Law and Adjunct Professor of Law 
651-398-8053 
mcdon056@umn.edu

© Poverty Law and Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted)
http://povertylaw.homestead.com
Permission granted for pro bono representation. 
Use for other purposes, including educational purposes, is by written permission only from Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted).