Adjunct Faculty, Managing Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Housing Unit
Lawrence McDonough is the managing attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Housing Unit. A 1983 cum laude graduate of William Mitchell, McDonough teaches evidence at Mitchell, co-teaches Poverty Law with Monica Bogucki at the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and created and teaches the Housing Law Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School.
His article "Still Crazy After All These Years: Landlords and Tenants and the Law of Torts" is in 33 William Mitchell Law Review 427 (2006).
|867||Poverty Law I||3|
|Description of course 867 :||This course will cover the most common issues facing private attorneys doing pro bono work for the poor, government attorneys advising state and local agencies offering poverty programs, and legal services attorneys. Course topics will include issues in landlord-tenant law, general government benefits law, housing discrimination law, and general elder law. Students will also explore topics that personalize life in poverty. The Poverty Law courses may be useful for students considering clinical courses.|
|868||Poverty Law II||3|
|Description of course 868 :||This advanced course will examine specialized areas of poverty law often not covered extensively in traditional law school courses. For example, students may explore issues relating to civil juvenile law, including those involving child maltreatment and welfare; advanced elder law, includ- ing kinship caregiving and nursing home regulation; advanced housing law, including law regulating mobile home parks and public and subsidized housing; and advanced government benefits, disability, rural practice, immigration, education and migrant law. The Poverty Law courses may be useful for students considering clinical courses. [Students should strongly consider taking Poverty Law I before Poverty Law II but it is not a prerequisite. There is no overlap in cover- age between Poverty Law I and II.]|