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Law Professor to Give Keynote Address at Poverty Summit  

Paula FranzesePaula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Poverty Summit sponsored by the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey. Professor Franzese will present "Dismantling Structural Racism: Engaging Neighbors, Leaders, and Government."

Professor Franzese is one of the country's leading experts in property law, housing reform, and government ethics. Her empirical work on the plight of low-income tenants facing eviction has been widely cited, garnering national attention, and her recent scholarship shines a light on the crisis in safe and affordable housing, spurring state and federal legislative reform efforts.

Prof. Franzese has championed the right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction, spurred legislative reform efforts to end tenant blacklisting, and moderated fair housing programs with Pulitzer-prize winning author of Evicted Matthew Desmond and housing advocates.

The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN) is a membership organization, made up of individuals with lived experience of poverty, non-profit and community-based organizations, faith-based communities, elected and government officials, private businesses, and concerned individuals devoted to developing unified efforts to fight poverty in all its forms.

The Summit will be held on October 26 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick; registration for the event is now open here

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For more information, please contact:

  • Michael Ricciardelli
  • (973) 378-9845
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