Access to Justice |
This class will explore the justice gap in the United States, focusing primarily on the civil side. We will first consider what has caused the dearth of legal services available to low and moderate income people. We will then examine what solutions states have tried to address the justice gap and why those solutions have been only modestly effective. Finally, while the class is focused primarily on the civil justice gap, we will spend some time discussing the inadequacy of criminal representation for indigent defendants.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)