University of Minnesota Law School Poverty Law I, Fall 2017

Professors Monica Bogucki and Larry McDonough

Week

Date

TUESDAYS, 4:05 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M., ROOM 7

First Half

TUESDAYS, 4:05 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M., ROOM 7

Second Half

1

9/5

Introduction to Poverty Law

Overview of Class and Materials

Understanding Poverty


Professor Monica Bogucki

Professor Larry McDonough


Understanding Poverty Slide Show

Circle of Poverty

http://povertylaw.homestead.com/Reading1.html

Poverty Law Exercises

Complete Combined Application Form in Class

Professor Bogucki


Combined Application Form, DHS-5223-ENG 11-16

Poverty Hypotheticals

http://povertylaw.homestead.com/Reading1.html


Public Benefits Beyond the Usual Suspects,

Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer

http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976116/Poverty%20Law%20Manual%20Table%20of%20Contents


Representing the Whole Client,

Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer

http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976116/Poverty%20Law%20Manual%20Table%20of%20Contents

2

9/12

Overview of Income Maintenance Programs

Professor Bogucki


An Introduction to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program

Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer

http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976116/Poverty%20Law%20Manual%20Table%20of%20Contents


An Introduction to the Old Age Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income

Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer

http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976116/Poverty%20Law%20Manual%20Table%20of%20Contents


5 year Time Limit and Emergency Assistance Programs:

MFIP Emergency Assistance (MFIP-EA), Emergency General Assistance (EGA), and Minnesota Supplemental Aid Emergency Assistance (MSA-EA)

Professor Bogucki

Minn. Stat. § 256D.46

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256D


Overview of Income Maintenance Programs

Five Year Time Limit Slide Show

Five Year Time Limit Hypotheticals


3

9/19

MFIP Assets

Professor Bogucki


Minn. Stat. §§ 256J.08, 256P.01 to 256P.07

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256J

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256P


DHS Bulletin # 16-11-01 (dated April 18, 2016)

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&Rendition=Primary&allowInterrupt=1&noSaveAs=1&dDocName=dhs-290462


MFIP Assets, Continued

Professor Bogucki



4

9/26

MFIP Income

Professor Bogucki


Minn. Stat. §§ 256J.08, 256J.21, 256J.33-256J.42, 256P.0001 to 256P.07

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256J

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256P


MFIP Income, Continued

Professor Bogucki

5

10/3

MFIP Application and Hearings and Appeals

Due Process Exercise

Professor Bogucki


Goldberg v. Kelly, 397 U.S. 254 (1970)


Minn. Stat. §§ 256.045 and 256.0451, 13.04

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256


Administrative Hearing Practice and Procedures

Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer

http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976116/Poverty%20Law%20Manual%20Table%20of%20Contents


Effective Administrative Representation, A Judge's View, Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer

http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976116/Poverty%20Law%20Manual%20Table%20of%20Contents




Poverty Law Book Club

Professor Bogucki


$2.00 a Day, Living on Almost Nothing in America, by

Kathryn J. Edina and H. Luke Shaefer

6

10/10

Homeless Shelters

Welfare: General Assistance and Other Income Maintenance Programs: Issues for Single Adults and Couples without Children

Professors Bogucki


Minnesota Statute 256D.05

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=256D

Homeless Shelters, Continued

Professor Bogucki

7

10/17

The Health Care Debate

Professor Bogucki


Understanding Issues in the Current Health Care Debate and Its Impact on Marginalized Populations

The Health Care Debate, Continued

Professor Bogucki


Research Problem # 1 Handed Out


8

10/24

Housing Introduction

Professor McDonough


Tenants' Rights in Minnesota, Minnesota Legal Services Coalition


Research Problem # 1 Due at the Beginning of Class either by email to monicabogucki@gmail.com

or bringing hard copy to class

Housing: Eviction Overview

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota, Chapters I - V and Answer Form A1

Skim reading

9

10/31

Housing: Eviction Service Defenses

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota, Chapter VI, §§ A-C and Answer Form A1



Housing: Eviction Precondition Defenses

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota Chapter VI, § D and Answer Form A1

Read precondition defenses of Answer Form A1 and review manual sections for more information

10

11/7

Housing: Eviction Rent Defenses

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota, Chapter VI. §E (except public and subsidized housing, and mobile home parks) and Form A1

Read rent defenses of Answer Form A1 and review manual sections for more information

Housing: Eviction Notice Defenses, Continued

Professor McDonough


11

11/14

Housing: Eviction Breach Defenses

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota, Chapter VI. §G (except public and subsidized housing, and mobile home parks) and Form A1

Read breach defenses of Answer Form A1 and review manual sections for more information


Housing: Eviction Post Trial Issues and Settlement

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota, Chapter I §R., Chapters VII - IX

Read relief sections of Answer Form A1 and review manual sections for more information, particularly writ of recovery, motion to vacate judgments, motion for expungement, judge review, and appeals

12

11/21

Housing: Security Deposits

Professor McDonough


McDonough, Security Deposits in Minnesota

Housing: Other Landlord and Tenant Actions

Professor McDonough

McDonough, Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota, Chapter XII.B


Research Problem # 2 Handed Out





13

11/28

Last Class

Professor McDonough


Complete surveys and provide class feedback


Research Problem # 2 Due at beginning of class