With this final issue, the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy (GJPLP) has completed publication of Volume 29. Throughout the publication process of Volume 29, we have been continually impressed by the diligent and thorough work of our staff. We are grateful for their efforts on editing and also their camaraderie.

In addition, we would like to thank our newly reconstituted Board of Advisors for their guidance, promotion, and participation this academic year. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and following the immense contributions this distinguished group will undoubtedly bring to the poverty law and policy discussion.

Finally, we would like to thank our faculty advisors, Professors Yael Cannon and Peter Edelman, for their unwavering support. The work of the journal would not be possible without their steadfast dedication.

In April, GJPLP hosted our biannual symposium entitled “Community Poverty and the University.” Our symposium was framed around the role of universities as producers, managers, and opponents of poverty in local communities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] We are particularly appreciative of Tamar Hoffman and Tory Valenti, Symposium Co-Editors, and the symposium committee for their work in organizing and executing the symposium.

Issue III contains four pieces, two of which came from the symposium. The pieces cover a range of topics that propose policies and ideas that enable engagement with social change and opposition to poverty. Issue III opens with an analysis of legal education from our symposium keynote speaker and Board of Advisor member, Professor Etienne Toussaint. Professor Toussaint outlines four principles that “assert a counter-cultural vision of practice readiness that empowers law students to affirmatively challenge social and economic injustice in the legal profession” as public citizens.[2] Our second symposium piece, from authors Dr. Katharine M. Broton, Charlotte Lenkaitis & Sarah Henry, provides a case study of the role student-led food banks can play in addressing food insecurity on university campuses.[3]

Our two remaining pieces utilize the authors’ personal experience and commitment to community to provide systemic solutions to major issues facing those in poverty on local and national scales. Professor Jabeen Adawi uses her background in direct client services to promote the expansion of a collaborative intake and triage model developed by the Victim Legal Network of DC. Issue III concludes with a piece from GJPLP editor Theodoros Papazekos. Theo, a native Pittsburgher, analyzes the displacement of historically Black neighborhoods in the city, and supports the call for restorative justice among the communities directly impacted by urban renewal.

Throughout our work on Volume 29, we have aimed to promote the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy’s mission by fostering a space where solutions to combating poverty can be proposed and debated. We are excited to see how the incoming Volume 30 Executive Board approaches their volume, and we are confident that they will do an amazing job.

With appreciation,

Zachary Krause, Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 29

Rose Hayden, Managing Editor, Vol. 29


[1] . See 2022 Symposium: Community Poverty and the University, GEO. J. ON POVERTY L. & POL’Y, https://www.law.georgetown.edu/poverty-journal/symposium/ (last visited June 3, 2022) (hosting information about the symposium and a video of the symposium).

[2] . See id. (hosting a video link to Professor Toussaint’s keynote address).

[3] See id. (hosting a link to the panel in which Dr. Broton spoke on as a panelist).