VOLUME 31, ISSUE III (Spring 2024)


Letter from the Editors

by Sierra Campbell and Ruby Grace


Symposium Article

Worker Outbursts, Workplace Rules and a Resurgence of Worker Voice

by Mell Chhoy & Mark Gaston Pearce


Symposium Notes

Wage Theft Prosecution: How Prosecutors Can Help Workers and Create More Widespread Adoption

by Wayne A. Comstock


Philly Building Philly: Identifying Local Government Best Practices for Improving HUD Section 3 Compliance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

by Julian R. Lutz


Liberty, Equality, & Solidarity: A Constitutional Defense of Modern Work Law

by Blake Phillips



Misunderstanding Criminal Recidivism: DCHA’s Public Housing Policies on Sex Offenders and Substance Abuse Do Not Foster Safer Communities

by Erin Fullerton


VOLUME 31, ISSUE II (Winter 2024)


Letter from the Editors 

by Sierra Campbell and Ruby Grace



Criminalization of the Unhoused: A Case Study of Alternatives to a Punitive System

by Laurie Hauber


Lending Experimentalism: A New Regulatory Approach to Payday Loans

by David Berman


Who Bears the Cost?: The Public Use Requirement in Failed Economic Development Projects

by Carly Hoffman


Student Debt Is a Racial Justice Issue: Could Antitrust Law Provide a Legal Avenue for Relief?

by Stephanie Kaczowski


District of Columbia Housing Authority Reform: Low-Income Housing Problems and Reformatory Action

by Drew Knauss




Letter from the Editors

by Sierra Campbell and Ruby Grace


A Systematic Reimagining of Poverty Law

by Victoria M. Esposito


Unequal Homes, Unequal Health: Apply the Loss of Chance Doctrine to Landlord-Tenant Cases

by Delaram Takyar



Medical-Legal Partnerships as Tools to Reduce Child Welfare Contract: Shifting Healthcare Providers from Sites of Surveillance to Sites of Support

by Sierra Campbell


A Review of ARPA: How Some States Are Using the Funds for Political Goals, And Ways to Prevent this Misuse in the Future

by Karina Pereira


Heroes Abroad, Forgotten at Home: The Case for Reparation for Black WWII Veterans

by Micah Poulson


The American Rescue Plan as a Guide for Helping Mothers Permanently Secure Accessible, High-Quality Childcare and Out-of-School Time Care

by Lauren Smith



Letter from the Editors

by Samantha M. Rudelich and Megan C. Kilduff



A Tale of Two Tent Cities: The Critical Role of Housing Engagement in Addressing Homeless Encampments

by Jon DeCarmine and Joseph S. Jackson

The Interdependence of Family, State, and Market: Childcare in the Shifting Landscape of the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Rebecca Horwitz-Willis and Leanna Katz

Contesting Racial Wages

by Pamela A. Izvănariu

Accessing Justice in Hybrid Courts: Addressing the Needs of Low-Income Litigants in Blended in-Person and Virtual Proceedings

by Katherine L.W. Norton

Disaster Discordance: Local Court Implementation of State and Federal Eviction Prevention Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Lauren Sudeall, Elora Lee Raymond, and Phillip M.E. Garboden



Fighting Child Poverty in the United States: The Universal Child Benefit

by Steven Jessen-Howard

The Detroit Land Bank Authority: A Modern Tool Perpetuating Racism & Classism in the City

by Samantha Rudelich

Reworking Women’s Work: Legal and Policy Solutions for Alleviating Poverty Among Working Women

by Madeline Terlap

Volume 30, Issue II (Winter 2023)


Letter from the Editors

by Samantha M. Rudelich and Megan C. Kilduff



New Developments in Payment Systems and Services Affecting Low-Income Consumers: Challenges and Opportunities

By Mark E. Budnitz

Abolish and Reimagine: The Pseudoscience and Mythology of Substance Use in the Family Regulation System

By Marc Canellas

Punishment, Poverty, and the Limits of Judicial Policymaking

By Elaina Marx



The Interplay of Mass Incarceration and Poverty

By Brianna Borrelli

Not Surviving, but Thriving: Indexing to the Cost of Living

By Mohammed Hossain

Promoting Economic Mobility Through Adequate Community College Funding

By Emily L. Webb


Volume 30, Issue I (Fall 2022)


Letter from the Editors

by Samantha M. Rudelich and Megan C. Kilduff



The Need For Affirmative Legislation Supporting Community Land Trusts In Washington, D.C.

by Amelia G. Collins

The Case Against Rental Application Fees

by Eric Dunn

Expanding the Federal Work Product Doctrine to Unrepresented Litigants

by Jennifer A. Gundlach and Zeus Smith

From Crowdfunding to Crypto: The Changing Nature of Work and New Operational Challenges for Social Security’s Disability Benefits Programs in the 21st Century

by Alessandra Suuberg and Deyanira Gonzalez



It Takes A Village: Pathways for Achieving Access to Doula Services for Medicaid Enrollees

by Sarah Hart

Maternal Substance Use: How the MLP Model Can Address Issues Surrounding Mandatory Reporting Laws

by Carly Loughran


Volume 29, Issue III (Spring 2022)


Letter from the Editors

by Zachary Krause and Rose Hayden


Symposium: Community Poverty and the University

The Miseducation of Public Citizens

by Etienne C. Toussaint

Universities as Producers, Managers, and Opponents of Poverty: The Case of Food Insecurity on Campus

by Dr. Katharine M. Broton, Charlotte Lenkaitis, and Sarah Henry



Changing Every Wrong Door into the Right One: Reforming Legal Services Intake to Empower Clients

by Jabeen Adawi



Power Play Goal: Analyzing Zoning Law and Reparations as Remedies to Historic Displacement in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

by Theodoros Papazekos


Volume 29, Issue II (Winter 2022)


Letter from the Editors

by Zachary Krause and Rose Hayden


Legal Aid Without Lawyers: How Boston’s Nonlawyers Delivered and Shaped Justice for the Poor, 1879–1921

by Kelsea A. Jeon

Health Injustice in the Laboratories of Democracy

by Elenore Wade



The Emperor’s New Clothes: Stare Decisis and the Teacher Shortage Crisis

by Chris Yarrell

Segregation, Racial Health Disparities, and Inadequate Food Access in Brooklyn

by Silvia M. Radulescu

The Economics of Injustice: Stratification in Medical Malpractice Claims by Poor and Vulnerable Patients

by Cassidy Viser


Volume 29, Issue I (Fall 2021)


Letter from the Editors

by Zachary Krause and Rose Hayden



I Am Not a Nuisance: Decriminalizing Domestic Violence Across New York’s Civil Housing & Criminal Justice Systems

by Siya U. Hegde

Forget (Arguing About) Redistribution

by David Hasen



Strategic Housing Code Enforcement: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Habitability

by Michael Weinberg

Debt and Policing: The Case to Abolish Credit Surveillance

by Tamar Hoffman


Volume 28, Issue III (Spring 2021)


Letter on Diversity and Inclusion in Georgetown University Law Center Journals

by Editors-in-Chief of Georgetown University Law Center journals



The Reincorporation of Prisoners into the Body Politic: Eliminating the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy

by Mira Edmonds

“They Had Access, But They Didn’t Get Justice”: Why Prevailing Access to Justice Initiatives Fail Rural Americans

by Michele Statz, Hon. Robert Friday, and Jon Bredeson

Acres of Distrust: Heirs Property, the Law’s Role in Sowing Suspicion Among Americans and How Lawyers Can Help Curb Black Land Loss

by Will Breland

Demand Side Justice

by Alissa Rubin Gomez


Volume 28, Issue II (Winter 2021)


Letter from the Editors

by Victoria King & Rikisha Collins



Power and Possibility in the Era of Right to Counsel, Robust Rent Laws & COVID-19

by Erica Braudy and Kim Hawkins

Tenants Without Rights: Situating the Experiences of New Immigrants in the U.S. Low-Income Housing Market

by Mekonnen Firew Ayano



Poverty, Place and Voter Participation: Bridging the Gap

by Michael Redzich

Claimin’ True: Optimizing Eligible Take-Up of the EITC

by Jaden Warren


Volume 28, Issue I (Fall 2020)

Letter from the Editors


by Victoria King & Rikisha Collins



Qualified Renters Need Not Apply: Race and Housing Voucher Discrimination in the Metropolitan Boston Rental Housing Market

by Jamie Langowski, William Berman, Grace Brittan, Catherine LaRaia, Jee-Yeon Lehmann & Judson Woods

Bridging the Digital Chasm through the Fundamental Right to Technology

by Haochen Sun

Stay at Home:Rethinking Rental Housing Law in an Era of Pandemic

by Shannon Price


Reconceptualizing Public Housing: Not as a Policed Site of Control, but as a System of Support

by Sarah Miller

Volume 27, Issue III (Spring 2020)


The Civil Self-Representation Crisis: The Need for More Data and Less Complacency

by Christine E. Cerniglia

The Difficulty in Waiving the Appellate Bond Requirement for Indigent Defendants Appealing from General District Court to Circuit Court Pursuant to Virginia Section 16.1-107

by Steven A. Krieger



Portable Benefits in the Gig Economy: Understanding the Nuances of the Gig Economy

by Justin Azar

Early Wage Access Products: Twenty-First Century Innovations or Harbingers of Debt?

by Alexis Christensen

Voting While Poor: Reviving the 24th Amendment and Eliminating the Modern-Day Poll Tax

by Valencia Richardson


Volume 27, Issue II (Winter 2020)

Symposium: Fulfilling Olmstead

Introductory Remarks
Peter Edelman

Panel: Building Coalitions and the Disability Rights Movement
Judith Heumann and Eve Hill

Panel: Olmstead v. L.C.: The Supreme Court Case
Samuel Bagenstos, Irv Gornstein, Michael Gottesman, and Jennifer Mathis


The Costs and Benefits of Affordable Housing: A Partial Solution to the Conflict of Competing Goods
Michael Diamond

Meeting the Integration Mandate: The Implications of Olmstead for the Home Care Workforce
Kezia Scales

The Cost of Doing Business: Institutional Bias and Community-Based Services and Supports
Emily Shea Tanis


The Paradox of Inclusion: Applying Olmstead’s Integration Mandate in Prisons
Jamelia N. Morgan


Behind Bars and in the Hole: Applying Olmstead to Incarcerated Individuals with Mental Illness
Sahar Takshi


Volume 27, Issue I (Fall 2019)


Food, Shelter, Hope: Examining the Possibilities of Agricultural Tiny Home Communities for the Homeless
Caitlyn Greene

Making Change Together: The Multi-Pronged, Systems Theory Approach to Law and Organizing That Fueled a Housing Justice Movement for Three-Quarter House Tenants in New York City
Matthew P. Main

(Under)Enforcement of Poor Tenants’ Rights
Kathryn A. Sabbeth


Making Inclusionary Zoning More Inclusive: How D.C. Should Reform Its Inclusionary Zoning Policy to Account for Income, Racial, and Geographic Segregation
Tracey Zhang

The Collateral Consequences of Substandard Public Housing on Tenant-Families
Josette M. Barsano

Volume 26, Issue III (Spring 2019)


Challenging Inaccurate Sex Designations on Birth Certificates Through Disability Rights Law
Kevin M. Barry

Closing the Disability Gap: Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Framework
Michael Morris, Nanette Goodman, Angel Baker, Kyle Palmore, and Peter Blanck

Explaining “Not Disabled” Cases Ten Years After the ADAAA: A Story of Ignorance, Incompetence, and Possibly Animus
Nicole Buonocore Porter

Volume 26, Issue I (Fall 2018)


Overdrafts: When Markets, Consumers, and Regulators Collide
Aluma Zernik


A Union for All: Collective Associations Outside the Workplace
Christopher Bangs

Redrawing School District Lines: Reducing the Link Between Educational Inequality and Economic Inequality
Joy Dodge

Eviction and Exclusion: An Argument for Extending the Exclusionary Rule to Evictions Stemming from a Tenant’s Alleged Criminal Activity
Andrew Waks

Volume 25, Issue III (Spring 2018)

Symposium: The Future of Low-Wage Work

Is There a Future for Work?
Wendi S. Lazar & Nantiya Ruan

Getting Fired by an App: The Shifting Legal Landscape of Criminal-Records-Based Exclusions from “Transportation-Network Companies” in Washington, D.C.
Maya Sheppard


Repairing the Neglected Prison-to-School Pipeline: Increasing Federal Oversight of Juvenile Justice Education and Re-Entry in the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Greg Carter

An Argument for Regulating Debt Buyers Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Rachel Deitch

The Even Start Family Literacy Program: The Rise and Fall of Family Literacy and the Need for its Return
Jennifer Soliman

Condemned to Repeat History? Why the Last Movement for Bail Reform Failed, and How This One Can Succeed
Rachel Smith

Volume 25, Issue II (Winter 2018)


Seed Libraries and Food Justice: Cultivating an Effective Legal and Policy Environment
Ursula Ramsey

Social Justice Advocacy and Innovation: The Wisconsin Center for PublicRepresentation 1974–Present
Louise G. Trubek


The “Free College” Illusion: How State Tuition Support Programs Are Widening the Opportunity Gap
Lauren A. DiMartino

Jill C. Morrison

“Bad Moms” and Powerful Prosecutors: Why a Public Health Approach to Maternal Drug Use is Necessary to Lessen the Hardship Borne by Women in the South
Mina Dixon Davis

Inconceivable: How Barriers to Infertility Treatment for Low-Income Women Amount to Reproductive Oppression
Madeline Curtis

Volume 25, Issue I (Fall 2017)


WWZZZ: Zombie Debt, the Zlaket Rules, and Regulation Z
John F. Serafine

Enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act for the “Invisibly Disabled”: Not a Handout, Just a Hand
Ariana Cernius

Turner in the Trenches: A Study of How Turner v. Rogers Affected Child Support Contempt Proceedings
Elizabeth G. Patterson


Pauper’s Parity: Taking Away the Fine Print of “Your Contribution is Tax Deductible”
James Patrick Huston

Protecting TenantsWithout Preemption: How State and Local Governments Can Lessen the Impact of HUD’s One-Strike Rule
Robert Van Someren Greve

Expungement Law: An Extraordinary Remedy for an Extraordinary Harm
Mackenzie J. Yee