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SLU LAW: 'Poverty Simulation: Rethinking Poverty'

Friday, 17 April, 2020

The simulation for law students will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 17, in the Louis W. Riethmann Jr. Pavilion (12th floor) of Scott Hall. Please RSVP.

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One of the most important takeaways learned in law school is to represent your client to the best of your ability, even those who do not share the same background as you.

Do you believe you are equipped to represent someone living at or below the poverty line? Do you believe you have the empathy and understanding to make them feel comfortable?

It is often difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day, which is why the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education invites students to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action poverty simulation.

As part of the simulation, participants will assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget and providing for their family for a month. This will be accomplished in four 15-minute intervals, each interval representing a month.

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