UDC Law Review 2014 Symposium
Overcoming Barriers to
Economic Opportunity in America Today
Renewing the War on Poverty
Fifty Years Later
April 4, 2014
– 7:30 p.m.
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20008
declaring the War on Poverty fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson summoned
the Nation to eliminate “barriers to full participation in our society” and
strive to give each and every American a “fair chance to develop their own
capacities.” In recognizing the Fiftieth Anniversary
of that bold but unfinished task, the UDC Law Review has gathered leading
policy and legal experts for this full-day symposium that explores new ways to
combat the root causes of poverty in the U.S. today that continue to
impair economic opportunity and mobility for many Americans. The
Symposium broadly addresses barriers to economic equality and mobility in
and ways to overcome those barriers. Noted policy and legal experts will
present papers and ideas in discussion panels focusing on the following areas
(some panels subject to modification):
UDC Law Review 2014 Symposium
Overcoming Barriers to Economic Opportunity in America Today
Renewing the War on Poverty Fifty Years Later
Friday, April 4, 2014
[as of 04/02/2014]
11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Julia Gagne Rupert, Law Review Editor-in-Chief
Shelley Broderick, Dean
12:10 p.m. Lunch Panel: Addressing Limitations in Welfare & Wage Policy
Aleta Sprague, Esq., Policy Analyst, New America Foundation, Asset Building Program - "Next Generation TANF: Re-Conceptualizing Public Assistance as a Vehicle for Financial Inclusion"
Spencer Rand, Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University, Beasley School of Law - How welfare law discourages poor people from getting married
Joy Moses, Attorney and Public Policy Professional [Center for American Progress] - "Plan B for When Work Fails to Produce Family Supporting Income"
Moderator: LaShanda Taylor Adams, Associate Professor of Law, UDC-DCSL
1:20 p.m. The Impact of Bankruptcy and Debt on Economic Mobility [Bankruptcy Focus]
James Tsai, Attorney and Public Policy Professional [FaegreBD Consulting] - "The Changing Bankruptcy Code and the Fresh Start for the Poor"
Hon. Stephen S. Mitchell, Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Virginia
Joseph A. Guzinski, Assistant U.S. Trustee, Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
2:15 p.m. Break
2:25 p.m. Introduction of 2014-2015 Law Review Editorial Board
2:30 p.m. Inequality in Education and Health Care: Barriers to Opportunity AND The Impact
of Unaffordable Housing on the Family: The Case of the District of Columbia
Helen Frazer, Associate Dean for Law Library, and Associate Professor, UDC-DCSL - “Can Head Start Be Saved? A Convergence of Interests Essay”
Marta Beresin, Staff Attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless - "Misguided Policies From Our Nation's Capital: Reporting Families for Child Neglect Because They Are Homeless"
3:10 p.m. Community Development/Access to Capital Panel
Louise Howells, Professor, UDC-DCSL - "Ownership, Control, and Investment of Capital Assets: SEC Rules and Implications for Wealth Equity"
Steve Dubb, Research Director of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland
Alicia Plerhoples, Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Law
4:15 p.m. Reception
4:45 p.m. Presentation of Distinguished Faculty Award - Remarks by Professor Cahn
5:00 p.m. Access to Justice Fifty Years after the War on Poverty
Peter Edelman, Professor, Georgetown University School of Law
James Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation
Jonathan Smith, Chief, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
John Brittain, UDC-DCSL Professor
Moderator: Vanita Snow
6:15 p.m. Break & Seating for Rauh Lecture
Session III: Joseph L. Rauh Lecture
7:00 p.m. Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor
will conclude with remarks delivered by
The Honorable Thomas E.
Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor,
David A. Clarke School of Law’s Annual Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Lecturer.
Required for Rauh Lecture:
The 2014 Summer Fellowship Auction will
take place immediately following the Lecture.
Free and open to the public!
Additional program details forthcoming.
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