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Legal Problems of Indigents

Course Abbreviation: 
SKILS 988
Credits: 
2
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

This course is an introduction to law relevant to assisting people in poverty including law addressing public benefits, housing, consumer issues, custody, domestic violence, and private rights of action. It will also address realities of existence for people in poverty and consider historical and policy perspectives. Finally, the course will focus on some practical skills, and students will participate in mock hearings and/or mock interviews.

Prerequisites: 
None