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Peter B. Edelman


Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy
Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality

A.B., LL.B., Harvard

Areas of Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Legislation, Social Welfare

Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is...

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Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. On the faculty since 1982, he has also served in all three branches of government. During President Clinton's first term he was Counselor to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and then Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

Professor Edelman has been Associate Dean of the Law Center, Director of the New York State Division for Youth, and Vice President of the University of Massachusetts. He was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and was Issues Director for Senator Edward Kennedy's Presidential campaign in 1980. Earlier, he was a Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg and before that to Judge Henry J. Friendly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice as Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General John Douglas.

Professor Edelman's most recent book, So Rich So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, was published by The New Press in May 2012. He previously wrote Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, which was published by Houghton-Mifflin in January 2001. He also co-authored Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, which was published by the Urban Institute in 2006, and is the author of many articles on poverty, constitutional law, and issues about children and youth. His article in the Atlantic Monthly, entitled "The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done," received the Harry Chapin Media Award.

Peter Edelman has chaired and been a board member of many organizations and foundations. He is currently chair of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission and the National Center for Youth Law, and formerly board chair of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Public Welfare Foundation, board president emeritus of the New Israel Fund, and a board member of the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and a half dozen other nonprofit organizations. 

He has been a United States-Japan Leadership Program Fellow, was the J. Skelly Wright Memorial Fellow at Yale Law School, and has received numerous honors and awards for his work. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Peter B. Edelman, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America (The New Press forthcoming).   

Books

  • Peter B. Edelman, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant & Matthew Eckel, Geo. Ctr. on Poverty & Inequality, Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs: A Framework, Review of Models, and Recommendations for Helping Disadvantaged Workers (Wash., D.C.: 2016).   

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Peter B. Edelman & Harry J. Holzer, Connecting the Disconnected: Improving Education and Employment Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Youth, in What Works for Workers?: Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-wage Workers 81-107 (Stephanie Luce, Jennifer Luff, Joseph A. McCartin & Ruth Milkman eds., New York: Russell Sage Foundation 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Race, Gender, Family Structure, and Poverty, in Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality 295-304 (David Cay Johnston ed., New York: The New Press 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, We Have Blown a Huge Hole in Our Safety Net, in The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink 280-281 (Olivia Morgan & Karen Skelton eds., Palgrave Macmillan 2014).   
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Peter B. Edelman, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America (The New Press forthcoming).   

Books

  • Peter B. Edelman, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant & Matthew Eckel, Geo. Ctr. on Poverty & Inequality, Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs: A Framework, Review of Models, and Recommendations for Helping Disadvantaged Workers (Wash., D.C.: 2016).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard To End Poverty in America (New York: New Press 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Olivia A. Golden & Harry J. Holzer, Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress After ARRA: Next Steps for Short-Term Recovery and Long-Term Economic Security (Urban Inst., Brief No. 15, 2010).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Deepak Bhargava, Timothy Casey, John Cavanagh, Karen Dolan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sarita Gupta, Dedrick Muhammad, Diana Pearce, Steve Savner & Kevin Shih, Battered by the Storm: How the Safety Net is Failing Americans and How to Fix It (Wash., D.C.: Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Community Change, Jobs with Justice & Legal Momentum 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Affirmative Action (Oxford: The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in affiliation with The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, A Living Income for Every American: Jobs and Income Strategies for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford: The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in affiliation with The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 2008).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Harry J. Holzer & Paul Offner, Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men (Wash., D.C.: Urban Institute Press 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Searching For America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope (Wash., D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2003).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, contr., Community Programs to Promote Youth Development (Jaqueline S. Eccles & Jennifer Appleton Gootman eds., Wash., D.C.: National Academy Press 2002).   
  • The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform? (Peter B. Edelman, Dallas L. Salisbury & Pamela J. Larson eds., Wash., D.C.: National Academy of Social Insurance 2002).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Searching For America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2001).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Peter B. Edelman & Liz Watson, From Fragmentation to Integration: A Comprehensive Policy Approach to Serving Young Mothers and Their Families Through School-Based Interventions, 20 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 269-296 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman & Liz Watson, Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States, 20 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 215-268 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Henry Friendly: As Brilliant as Expected but Less Predictable, 91 Tex. L. Rev. 345-350 (2012) (reviewing David M. Dorsen, Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era (2012)).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Dandridge v. Williams Redux: A Look Back from the Twenty-First Century, 60 Drake L. Rev. 981-999 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, William P. Schecter, Anthony G. Charles, Edward E. Cornwell III, John E. Scarborough, George F. Sheldon & Karyn B. Stitzenberg, The Surgery of Poverty, 48 Current Probs. Surgery 228-280 (2011).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Changing the Subject: From Welfare to Poverty to a Living Income, 4 Nw. J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 14-29 (2009) .    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, The World After Katrina: Eyes Wide Shut?, 14 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 1-11 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Reuel Schiller, David Levine & Thomas Davidoff, Growing Inequality in America: Social Security Panel, 3 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 185-202 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Keynote Address: Economic Justice, 3 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 215-222 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Daniel P. Gitterman, John R. Edwards, Alice O'Connor, David T. Ellwood, Sandy Darity, Jr., Wade F. Horn, Isabel V. Sawhill, William Julius Wilson & Greg J. Duncan, Confronting Poverty: What Role for Public Programs?, 10 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol'y J. 9-44 (2006).    [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Where is FDR When We Need Him?, 93 Geo. L.J. 1681-1692 (2005) (reviewing Cass R. Sunstein, The Second Bill of Rights: FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Now than Ever (2004)).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Where Race Meets Class: The 21st Century Civil Rights Agenda, 12 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 1-12 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare and the Politics of Race: Same Tune, New Lyrics?, 11 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 389-403 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Beyond Welfare Reform: Economic Justice in the 21st Century, 24 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 475-487 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, The Welfare Debate: Getting Past the Bumper Stickers, 27 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 93-100 (2003).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, TANF Reauthorization: Is Congress Acting on What We Have Learned?, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 403-418 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Poverty & Welfare: Does Compassionate Conservatism Have a Heart?, 64 Alb. L. Rev. 1073-1083 (2001).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Poverty and Welfare Policy in the Post-Clinton Era, 70 Miss. L.J. 877-887 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Martha F. Davis, Kate Stoneman, David L. Markell, Andrew G. Celli, Jr., Don Friedman, Peter Lehner, Shelley H. Metzenbaum, Richard Nathan & Erik D. Olson, A Conversation on Federalism and the States: The Balancing Act of Devolution, 64 Alb. L. Rev. 1091-1132 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Peter B. Edelman, DC Consortium of Legal Service Providers: Legal Services 2000 Symposium, 5 UDC/DCSL L. Rev. 257-262 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Peter B. Edelman & Harry J. Holzer, Connecting the Disconnected: Improving Education and Employment Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Youth, in What Works for Workers?: Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-wage Workers 81-107 (Stephanie Luce, Jennifer Luff, Joseph A. McCartin & Ruth Milkman eds., New York: Russell Sage Foundation 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Race, Gender, Family Structure, and Poverty, in Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality 295-304 (David Cay Johnston ed., New York: The New Press 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, We Have Blown a Huge Hole in Our Safety Net, in The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink 280-281 (Olivia Morgan & Karen Skelton eds., Palgrave Macmillan 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare Reform: Is the Past Prologue?, in A True Third Way?: Domestic Policy and the Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton 95-100 (Richard Himelfarb & Rosanna Perotti eds., New York: Nova Science 2014).   
  • Peter B. Edelman & Angela Glover Blackwell, Overview: Economic Opportunity for All or a New Gilded Age?, in Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President 99-109 (Mark Green & Michele Jolin eds., with Ed Paisley & Lauren Strayer, New York: Basic Books 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Angela Glover Blackwell & Mark Greenberg, The United States Can Cut Poverty in Half, in Mandate for Change: Policies and Leadership for 2009 and Beyond 13-22 (Chester W. Hartman ed., Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books 2009).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, What Do We Do Now? Toward a Brighter Future for African American Men, in Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male 252-267 (Elijah Anderson ed., Phila., Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008).    [WWW] [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Ending America's Waste of Its Most Precious Resource - Its People, in The Baby Bust: Who Will Do the Work? Who Will Pay the Taxes? 189-212 (Fred R. Harris ed., Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield 2006).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Wendell Primus & Ron Haskins, Welfare Reform after Five Years, in The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform? 213-233 (Peter B. Edelman, Dallas L. Salisbury & Pamela J. Larson eds., Wash., D.C.: Brookings Institution 2001).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, American Government and the Politics of Youth, in A Century of Juvenile Justice 310-338 (Margaret K. Rosenheim, Franklin E. Zimring, David S. Tanenhaus & Bernardine Dohrn eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2002).    [BOOK]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Needed: A Focus on the Intersection of Race and Poverty, in Challenges to Equality: Poverty and Race in America 313 (Chester W. Hartman ed., Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe 2001).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief for Amici Curiae AARP, ENPHRONT, Island Tenants on the Rise, Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, Carmelitos Tenants Association, & Public Housing Resident Council, in Support of Respondents Pearlie Rucker et al., United States Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker et al., Nos. 00-1770, 00-1781 (U.S. Dec. 20, 2001).    [W] [Gtown Law]

Congressional Testimony

  • TANF and Low-Income Family Support: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Income Sec. & Family Support of the H. Comm. on Ways & Means, 111th Cong., Mar. 11, 2010 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2011-H781-33).    [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • The State of the American Child: Securing Our Children's Future: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Children & Families of the S. Comm. on Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions, 111th Cong., Nov. 18, 2010 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2013-S431-13).    [Gtown Law]
  • Supreme Court Nomination John G. Roberts: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong., Sept. 15, 2005 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2005-S521-32).    [Gtown Law]
  • Working Poor: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions, 107th Cong., Feb. 12, 2002 (Statement of Peter B. Edelman) (CIS-No.: 2002-S431-25).    [Gtown Law]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Peter B. Edelman, The War on the Poor, Am. Prospect, Winter 2016, at 100-101.   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Creating a Good Casebook on Poverty Law, 48 Clearinghouse Rev. 174-177 (2014) (reviewing Juliet M. Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser & Jeffrey Selbin, Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (2014)).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, Why Is It So Hard to End Poverty in America?, Hum. Rts., Aug. 2014, at 2-5.    [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Six Areas of Opportunity for Us, 44 Clearinghouse Rev. 361-370 (2010).   
  • Peter B. Edelman, The Next War on Poverty, Democracy, Winter 2010, at 21-33.    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman & Barbara Ehrenreich, What Really Happened to Welfare, The Nation, Apr. 12, 2010, at 15, 17.   
  • Peter B. Edelman, ...And a Law for Poor People, The Nation, Aug. 3/10, 2009, at 23-24.    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare and the Poorest of the Poor, Dissent, Fall 2009, at 36-41.    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, A Challenge for Lawyers: What We Must Do to End Poverty and Reduce Inequality, 42 Clearinghouse Rev. 175-181 (2008).    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Welfare Reform and Extreme Poverty: What To Do?, 42 Clearinghouse Rev. 349-356 (2008).    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Access to Civil Justice in the District of Columbia: A Case Study of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission, 47 Judges' J. 10-14 (2008).    [W]
  • Peter B. Edelman, Remarks at the Equal Justice Conference: A Call to Action: Taking a Stand against Poverty and Inequality, 12 Dialogue 23-27 (2008).    [WWW]
  • Peter B. Edelman, The War on Poverty and Subsequent Federal Programs: What Worked, What Didn't Work, and Why? Lessons for Future Programs, 40 Clearinghouse Rev. 7-18 (2006).    [WWW]
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In the News

"Donald Trump's Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry" coverage in TIME, June 29, 2017, by Professor Peter Edelman

"Donald Trump’s Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry," a piece co-authored by Professor Peter Edelman appearing in Time, June 29, 2017.

"‘Housing Not Handcuffs Forum’ brings together legal professionals, advocates in DC," coverage by The Contributor, June 15, 2017, mentioning Professor Peter Edelman.

"Mueller Will Face Tough Choices If He Finds Trump Broke the Law," coverage by American Constitution Society, June 9, 2017, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"The future of federalism," a podcast on March 2, 2017, from the National Constitutional Center, featuring Professor Peter Edelman, faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. 

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"Donald Trump's Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry" coverage in TIME, June 29, 2017, by Professor Peter Edelman

"Donald Trump’s Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry," a piece co-authored by Professor Peter Edelman appearing in Time, June 29, 2017.

"‘Housing Not Handcuffs Forum’ brings together legal professionals, advocates in DC," coverage by The Contributor, June 15, 2017, mentioning Professor Peter Edelman.

"Mueller Will Face Tough Choices If He Finds Trump Broke the Law," coverage by American Constitution Society, June 9, 2017, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"The future of federalism," a podcast on March 2, 2017, from the National Constitutional Center, featuring Professor Peter Edelman, faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. 

"Donald Trump’s Diplomatic Moderation," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2017, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"After Two Tragedies, a Love to Bring Down Barriers," a feature story by the New York Times on Professor Peter Edelman, February 7, 2017.

"Legal scholars question immigration ban," in the Yale News,  February 1, 2017, quoting Professor Peter Edelman. 

"Legal scholars question immigration ban," coverage in Yale Daily News, February 1, 2017, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Hundreds of Law Professors, Students Oppose Labor Nominee," coverage by Bloomberg Law Big Law Business, January 26, 2017, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"Liberal Law Profs 'Lay Down a Marker' on Trump," coverage in Daily Business Review, December 14, 2016, featuring an open letter to President Elect Donald Trump co-signed by Professor Peter Edelman.

"Legal scholars to Trump: Abide by Constitution," coverage by USA Today, December 13, 2016, featuring a letter signed by forty-two constitutional law scholars, including Professor Peter Edelman. For more on this story, see The National Law Journal and the Daily Business Review.

"From O.J. to the Deplorable Appeal of Donald T.," coverage in Wry Wing Politics, September 13, 2016, mentioning Professor Peter Edelman and featuring his son, film director Ezra Edelman.

"War on Poverty a clear asset, despite opposition," coverage in Lexington Herald Leader (KY), August 28, 2016, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"What Drives Maggie Hassan? Her Father's Story May Provide Clues," coverage by New Hampshire Public Radio, August 22, 2016, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"SF Homeless Problem Looks The Same As It Did 20 Years Ago," coverage by San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2016, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

Three DC Lawyers Honored For Contributions To Access To Justice,” coverage in Bisnow, May 20, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Sheldon Krantz, Study of the Legal Profession senior fellow and mentioning Professor Peter Edelman.

 "No Access, No Justice," the cover story in the May 2016 Washington Lawyer, featured Professor Peter Edelman.

Georgetown Study Finds Subsidized Jobs Sustainable,” coverage in Street Sense, April 20, 2016,  featuring recently released report by Center on Poverty and Inequality. Also quoting Professor Peter B. Edelman, director, Center on Poverty and Inequality and Senior Fellow Indivar Dutta-Gupta, director Project on Deep Poverty.

"$15 Minimum Wage Ballot Approved," coverage in The Hoya, April 12, 2016, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Lacking hard power in the Senate, Democrats try to turn up political pressure on Supreme Court vacancy," coverage in MinnPost, February 26, 2016, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.
 

"Senate Democrats Go On the Offensive Over Scalia Seat," coverage in The National Law Journal, February 24, 2016, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Emails show Clinton’s long evolution on gay rights issues," coverage in The Washington Post, January 25, 2016, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Email reveals Clinton sought to assist Md. marriage effort," coverage in Washington Blade, December 31, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"New ‘secret’ message among Clinton’s emails as classification rate spikes again," coverage in the Washington Times, December 31, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Kathryn Edin reveals the lives of people who live on $2 a day," coverage in Johns Hopkins Magazine, Winter 2015, quoting Professor Peter Edelman

Large Firms Lag in Support For Legal Aid to Poor,” coverage by the National Law Journal, July 6, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid," coverage in The American Lawyer, June 29, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Donald Verrilli: 'Justice' Includes Access to Health Care," Legal Times, May 29, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"How I ... Built an affordable law firm," coverage in The Washington Business Journal, May 22, 2015, quoting Professor Jane Aiken, associate dean for experiential education, and Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy Peter Edelman, faculty director, Center on Poverty and Inequality.

"Poverty war lost," Miami Times, May 13, 2015, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"The Incredible, Bipartisan, Kumbaya Moment for Criminal Justice Reform," coverage in Bloomberg News, May 11, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

The Incredible, Bipartisan, Kumbaya Moment for Criminal Justice Reform,” Bloomberg, May 11, 2015, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

Phil Horton and Wade Henderson’s big night,” Bisnow, May 8, 2015, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Georgetown Pairs Up With DLA Piper, Arent Fox to Open Low Bono Firm," coverage in The American Lawyer, April 12, 2015, quoting Dean William M. Treanor, Associate Dean Jane Aiken, Professor Peter Edelman and Adjunct Professor Sheldon Krantz. Further coverage is in Bloomberg BNA, ABA Journal, JD Journal and Law Fuel.

"The Willie Bosket Case," coverage in The Marshall Project, December 29, 2014, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Around and about: Merrymakers Roast raises money, laughter," coverage in Omaha World Herald, December 14, 2014, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Can Republicans Gain from Job Growth?," coverage in The New Yorker, December 13, 2014, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Campaign garners endorsers from all congressional districts," coverage in East Village magazine, November 17, 2014, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"Minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue," an op-ed co-written by Professor Peter Edelman in The Hill, October 10, 2014, 

"Who won the War on Poverty?," coverage in Frost Illustrated, August 22, 2014, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"Mr. Potter Stewart 2014," coverage in Legal BisNow, May 13, 2014, mentioning Professor Peter Edelman.

"The fight against sex trafficking," a piece in The Boston Globe, April 29, 2014, coauthored by Professor Peter Edelman and Rebecca Epstein, executive director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality.

"Before She Was Famous: Hillary Clinton's Political Launch," coverage in The National Journal, April 22, 2014, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"ACS Names 2014 Champions," coverage in The Daily Record, April 16, 2014, featuring Professor Peter B. Edelman.

"Squeezing the middle class," coverage in The Sacramento Bee, April 13, 2014, quoting Professor Peter Edelman.

"What The Democratic Primaries Won't Settle: D.C.'s Deep Socioeconomic Wounds," coverage in The Washington Post, April 1, 2014, features Georgetown Law professor Peter Edelman.

"America's New Poverty: The Poverty That Must Be Defeated," coverage in the Huffington Post, February 19, 2014, quotes Professor Peter Edelman.

"America's New Poverty: The Poverty That Must Be Defeated," coverage in The Huffington Post, February 19, 2014, features Professor Peter Edelman.

 "American presidents and the rhetoric of poverty," a piece on NPR's Marketplace, January 8, 2014, featuring Professor Peter Edelman. 

"Kansas Bleeds the Middle Class," coverage in the American Prospect, June 18, 2013, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"D.C. Struggling to Maintain Legal Services," coverage in the National Law Journal, January 21, 2013, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

Professor Peter Edelman is featured in The Nation's "This Week in Poverty" column, "Kristof's Swing and Miss," December 14, 2012.

Professor Peter Edelman offered his thoughts about Thanksgiving in "An Antipoverty Thanksgiving," a column in The Nation, November 21, 2012.

"Author Looks for Poverty's Roots, Solutions," an essay about Professor Peter Edelman in the Edmond Sun (Oklahoma), September 4, 2012.

"Former Clinton Official: Romney Welfare Attack 'A Complete Invention'," coverage by TPM, August 29, 2012, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Candidates Spar Over Welfare Reform on the Campaign Trail," a segment on the PBS NewsHour, August 9, 2012, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Poverty in America: Why Can't We End It?," a New York Times op-ed by Professor Peter Edelman, July 28, 2012. The op-ed drew coverage in the ABA Journal, July 31, 2012. It was also cited in Huffington Post, August 8, 2012.

"Our Official National Lie - Americans in Poverty," an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun, August 6, 2012, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"Shift in Welfare Policy Draws GOP Protests," coverage in the New York Times, July 17, 2012, featuring Professor Peter Edelman.

"The State of Poverty in America," an opinion piece by Professor Peter Edelman in The American Prospect, June 22, 2012.

Professor Peter Edelman's new book, So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, is cited in "Disposable Families in Ohio," a blog post in The Nation, June 15, 2012.

Professor Peter Edelman discussed the current state of poverty and income inequality on NPR's "Tell Me More," June 11, 2012.

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