and economics are intertwined --indeed often inseparable-- in advocacy on
behalf of consumers, especially low-income consumers. To raise the level
of sophistication in the economic analysis brought to problems in the legislative
and legal arenas, FSC offers a unique set of training on Poverty Law and
Advocates who pursue
social justice issues most often end up arguing about money. Advocacy
and litigation concern dollars, whether it is the calculation of damages,
judging the fiscal feasibility of proposed remedies, or predicting the
impact on the socioeconomic welfare of clients.
FSC offers training
in economic tools and substantive law because poverty law and economics
are essential to any discussion of economic justice. FSC trainings are
presented as interactive lectures. They are informal and highly participatory,
focusing on real world issues. The trainings are 1/2 day, 1 day, or 2
Law and Economics training program addresses various substantive
law areas. (click to download syllabi)
of Economic Analysis:
in economic analysis require an ability to work with data. FSC's
Poverty Law and Economics training program on the techniques of
economic analysis teaches legal advocates how to tell a story using
economic data. Whether supporting a claim, examining a budget, evaluating
program results, calculating damages or examining the economic feasibility
of remedies, fundamental economic skills are a necessity.
Techniques of Economic Analysis syllabus
of Economic Research:
in economic research require an ability to generate primary data,
discover secondary data and analysis, and locate policy evaluation.
In a law and economics setting, economic research also involves
obtaining public data through requests pursuant to "open records"
acts and generating complex data through litigation discovery processes.
Basic economic research requires the ability to read a financial
statement and assess the financial assets and revenues of persons,
organizations, companies and government agencies.
Techniques of Economic Research syllabus