The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy is the nation’s premier law journal on poverty issues. It is a student-edited publication that has been published semi-annually since 1993 (originally as the Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty).
As part of its objective to bring an end to the desperate conditions afflicting so many in this wealthy nation, GJPLP publishes articles from distinguished law professors and practitioners in poverty-related fields. Additionally, GJPLP features student research, works from scholars in poverty-related disciplines, and the voices of persons living in poverty.
The Journal‘s unique, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach to poverty issues and law represents a groundbreaking approach to scholarly publication. Consistent with its mission, the Journal is also actively involved in local community outreach and works with legal and social service organizations to provide assistance to those in need.
Mission: The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for all those seeking to contribute to an informed discussion on poverty and social reform issues, whether liberal or conservative, practitioner or policymaker, service provider or academic. GJPLP was created to contribute to an increased public awareness of social welfare issues, facilitate a national dialogue, and offer solutions.