This seminar will explore the extent to which the American legal system provides access to civil justice for people of low and moderate means. It considers traditional models of legal practice and their availability to people of low and middle incomes; innovative forms of legal assistance; and special barriers experienced by specific groups, such as non-English speakers. The focus will be on justice gaps and on current efforts and proposals for addressing them. Particular attention will be paid to statutes, regulations, and court decisions that, in one way or another, shape or help to ameliorate access to justice gaps.
|M 5:30-7:20 PM||Barrack 207|
You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0404 (Constitutional Law)