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1996 April

One-Stop Shopping at the Mall

Clothing, Food, and Government Benefits

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New Relief for Trade School Victims

Discharging Student Loans Based on False Certification of Ability to Benefit

By Alan M. White

Trade school students whose ability to benefit from the courses of study in which they enrolled was falsely certified by the school may be eligible to discharge their liability on student loans. This article offers a history of the ability-to-benefit rules and an outline of fraudulent trade school admission practices.

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Protecting the Children in Custody

Disputes When One Parent Abuses the Other

By Joan Zorza

Domestic violence hurts children and may not end even after the parties separate. This article discusses biases in the law and the courts that disadvantage battered women and suggests ways to protect mothers and their children better from abusive fathers in custody disputes.

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Family Farmers in Poverty

A Guide to Agricultural Law for Legal Services Practitioners

By Stephen Carpenter & Randi Ilyse Roth

Although the causes of farm poverty are complex and may seem remote from the typical legal services practice, in fact legal services offices have tremendous opportunities to redress rural poverty. This article gives basic information about current farm law and an introduction to the work to be done.

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