October 02, 2004
The Tulane Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society will be hosting a bi-partisan debate entitled "Beyond Welfare: Antipoverty Policies for the 21st Century," on Friday, October 8, 2004 from 2 pm to 5 pm in Room 110 of the Law School.
Law professors Peter Edelman from Georgetown University Law Center and John Baker from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU will discuss the role of government versus private programs. They will debate minimum wage laws, various work centered approaches to poverty reduction, safety-nets, and investments in the future such as education, after-school programs and programs where individuals both live and learn. Professors Edelman and Baker are nationally renowned legal scholars who have spent many years studying these topics, which will allow for a lively and informative debate followed by a question and answer session.
Dan K. Eberhart, President of the Tulane Federalist Society, says "We have been fighting the so-called "War on Poverty" for 40 years, yet what has really changed? It is time to re-think our approach to the problem; our goal with this debate is to try to hash out new ideas that will contribute in a meaningful way to a solution to this sad and pervasive problem."
This event is free and open to the public. Following the debate, there will be a reception with the speakers, where they will be available to answer any additional questions or comments you may have. Please Contact Dan Eberhart at 404-697-5434 with any questions. Additional information may be found at