Researching Public Law and Public Policy in the Public Interest
Declining incomes herald a shrinking middle class
The Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, NJ
This map of affordable housing transfers in New Jersey shows a geography of opportunity.
CLiME is proud to host the Third Annual Local Government Law Conference, a works-in-progress scholarship conference for visiting law professors. The conference will take place November 6-7, 2015 at the Rutgers School of Law- Newark. This year we are particularly interested in showcasing papers that interrogate the meaning and utility of an equity principle in local governance. Drafts are due October 30, 2015 and will be available on the CLiME website.
Since the economic collapse of 2008, American citizens have grown increasingly skeptical of their government’s ability to pass socially and economically beneficial legislation. Over the last three years, lower-level governments have attempted to limit, or usurp, the power of their superior governmental entities by attempting to pass legislation that either modifies the enactments of their federal and state-level counterparts, or, is expressly contrary to it. CLiME has investigated the phenomenon of innovative exercises of government authority, and has developed a hypothesis as to why municipalities, cities and states seem to be legislating on issues typically reserved to higher governmental authority.

From the Director

Translated into the terminology of structural inequality, what happened in Baltimore says a lot about the geography of opportunity—and the growing intolerance about its disparities.

Guest Analysis

New evidence on the impacts of MTO on children’s long-term outcomes, including improved college attendance rates and earnings.

Issues in Equity

Noteworthy Initiatives

We are witnessing a nationwide return of concentrated poverty that is racial in nature. This report finds that high-poverty ghettos and barrios are the inevitable and predictable consequences of deliberate policy choices.
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