Francine Lipman (Law) spoke at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in January. She participated in a panel discussion titled "Fifty Years After the War on Poverty: Evaluating Past Enactments and Interdisciplinary Approaches for Addressing Poverty in the 21st Century." The discussion focused on how the federal role in addressing poverty has changed over the last 50 years with a particular focus on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and federal income tax laws. Panelists discussed whether and how those laws can work to alleviate poverty in the future. They also explored innovative ways to break down the silos between the various poverty programs in order to more effectively address poverty in the 21st century.