Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21
The Law Center is closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. On-site classes will not be held in person and will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.
In the News
- Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director of the center's Project on Deep Poverty and Senior Fellow, was a featured panelist in the Opening Session of the National Academy of Social Insurance's annual conference this January. The panel, "What Do the Numbers Tell Us? A Review of the Data on Economic Disparities," also featured Jared Bernstein from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute, and Ngina Chiteji from New York University, and was moderated by former Academy President G. Lawrence Atkins.
- Read "What Candidates Should Say about Poverty and Opportunity at Ryan’s Forum" by Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant, first published on TalkPoverty.org and cross-posted on BillMoyers.com.
- "If we are going to talk about economic inequality in our country,
we have to talk about it all the way to the bottom ... not just go down as far as
the middle class," said Faculty Director Peter Edelman, speaking at a Georgetown Law symposium on “Economic Inequality: Causes, Consequences and Responses” on December 4.
- Read Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant's article in the Fall 2015 issue of InSight on two-generation approaches to poverty reduction and the EITC: "Poverty and Inequality in America: Why We Should Care and What We Should Do."
- On Oct. 26,
the center released the new report by Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant, "Raising Wages, Reducing Inequality, Sustaining Families: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue," in partnership with The Leadership Conference Education Fund.
- An article in the October 2015 issue of Harper's Magazine titled, "Getting Jobbed: The Real Face of Welfare Reform," features Faculty Director Peter Edelman.
- On Sept. 9, in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the center hosted a national poverty event featuring the newly-released book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Watch the recording of the event here and read about it here.
- A TalkPoverty.org article written by Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Peter Edelman, and LaDonna Pavetti highlighting $2.00 a Day, "New Research Documents Growth of Extreme Poverty," was cross-posted by several other media outlets, including Billmoyers.com and Commondreams.org. It was #1 on Billmoyers.com.
- Check out the Washington Post’s editorial on our recently released report, "The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story." Many other media outlets highlighted the report, including: New York Times, MSNBC, NBC, Yahoo News, Reuters, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Al Jazeera, Jezebel, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, JJIE Blog, Feministing, Refinery29, United Press International, RH Reality Check, and International Business Times.
- Read "404 Error: Why Internet Access is Still a Problem for Many in Poverty" on TalkPoverty.org by Erin Simpson, Fellow.
- Read "Ten Solutions to Fight Economic Inequality" by Kali Grant, Program Assistant, and Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director of the Project on Deep Poverty.
- Watch Faculty Director Peter Edelman talk about the intersection of poverty, employment, and religion with MSNBC's Tamron Hall (begins at 2:35).
- Read why we need to consider new strategies for helping low-income families succeed in the center's latest op-ed, "TANF's not all right," also cross-posted on the Coalition on Human Needs blog.
- Click here to read Executive Director Rebecca Epstein’s op-ed in the Orange County Register on fighting sex trafficking.
- Click here to read about inequality's impact on our democracy in "Why the Wealthy Always Win," by Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director of the center's Project on Deep Poverty and Senior Fellow.
- Click here to read Faculty Director Peter Edelman's piece, "50 Years Later: Why We Must Remember the Civil Rights Movement."
- On October 2, 2014, the Center on Poverty released the report “Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue” with the Leadership Conference Education Fund. The report explores how the nation’s historically low minimum wage is an important driver of poverty and income inequality and examines the current state of minimum wage policy on the state and federal level, as well as the far-reaching benefits of a minimum wage increase.
- Read Senior Fellow Indivar Dutta-Gupta's comments on raising the minimum wage today in The Hoya.
- Click here to read the three key steps that Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director of the center's Project on Deep Poverty and Senior Fellow, recommends policymakers take to expand economic opportunity and security for people still struggling in this economy.
- Click here to read Executive Director Rebecca Epstein’s op-ed on fighting sex trafficking, published in TalkPoverty.org, a production of the Half in Ten Education Fund and the The Center for American Progress.
- Click here to read Faculty Director Peter Edelman and Executive Director Rebecca Epstein’s op-ed in the Boston Globe, highlighting the Blueprint’s findings on the multidisciplinary effort to fight sex trafficking in the Boston area.
- Click here to listen to our faculty director, Peter Edelman, on the Diane Rehm show, in a recent episode on the causes and consequences of rising poverty in the US.
- On March 20, 2014 the Center on Poverty released a new report: Blueprint: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Sex Trafficking of Girls.
- Read Peter Edelman and Rebecca Epstein's op-ed published by Reuters: "Helping the Victims of American Sex Trafficking."
- On November 15, 2013, the Center on Poverty launched its new policy series, Voices and Visibility for Disconnected Girls: Responding to Trauma, with a conference on Girls and Trauma, keynoted by Dr. Stephanie Covington and co-hosted by The Human Rights Project for Girls and The National Crittenton Foundation.