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4 Nw. J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 1 (2009)

handle is hein.journals/nwjlsopo4 and id is 1 raw text is: Copyright 2009 by Northwestern University School of Law           Volume 4 (Winter 2009)
Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy
Biographies of Article Contributors
Forty Years of Welfare Policy Experimentation: No Acres, No Mule, No Politics, No
Rights
Julie Nice is the incoming Herbst Foundation Professor of Law at the University
of San Francisco School of Law and the outgoing Delaney Professor of Law at the
University of Denver. Her scholarly research focuses on constitutional law, particularly
investigating the interaction between equality and liberty and examining the relationship
between constitutional rights and social movements. She focuses much of her work on
discrimination still staunchly defended, especially that based on poverty and/or sexuality.
She is lead author of POVERTY LAW: THEORY AND PRACTICE, which is widely adopted at
law schools across the United States. Professor Nice has twice been designated as
Research Professor, and also has received eight awards for her law teaching, including
the University's William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award and the University's
Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. She has taught as a Visiting Professor at University
of Michigan Law School and University of Connecticut School of Law. Professor Nice
received her undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University. She began
her teaching career as a Clinical Fellow at Northwestern University School of Law. Prior
to this, she was a public interest trial lawyer at the Legal Assistance Foundation of
Chicago.
Changing the Subject: From Welfare to Poverty to a Living Income
Peter Edelman is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center,
where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law. 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 Issues Director for Senator Edward Kennedy's 1980 Presidential campaign.
Prior to working for RFK, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg and
before that for Judge Henry J. Friendly on the U.S. Court of Appeals. He has written
extensively on poverty, constitutional law, and children and youth. His book, SEARCHING
FOR AMERICA'S HEART: RFK AND THE RENEWAL OF HOPE, is available in paperback from
Georgetown University Press. He is currently chair of the District of Columbia Access to
Justice Commission, recently co-chaired a blue-ribbon Task Force on Poverty for the
Center for American Progress, and is board chair of the Public Welfare Foundation and
the National Center for Youth Law. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard
Law School.
What Works Is Work: Welfare Reform and Poverty Reduction
Ron Haskins is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the
Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in

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