Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Kristi Bowman and her Education Law Seminar students at Michigan State College of law are hosting a conference on Friday, April 22 titled “Education, Law, and Detroit.” The day-long event seeks to unpack the roots of the current crisis in public education in Detroit and to explore how legal reform can impact financial stability, governance, and achievement in Detroit’s public schools. Speakers include researchers from various disciplines, legislators, and members of the Detroit education community.
The full program is as follows:
Monday, March 14, 2016
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, New York University School of Law is hosting the conference "Can Markets Save Public Education?"
The organizers offer this description and schedule.
Join us for a conversation on charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, and other proposed market based reforms for public education. Experts in education policy, educational leadership, law, and economics will discuss potential impacts of charter schools on the community and area public schools, debate the merits of school choice programs, and explore the political and financial obstacles to implementing such reforms.
The keynote address will be delivered by Ms. Emily Kim of Success Academy, New York City’s largest network of charter schools. Ms. Kim is the Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Policy.
This event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.
To RSVP, click here or copy and paste the link below into your browser:
We have applied for CLE for this event. If approved, CLE credits will be awarded per panel.
Monday, August 31, 2015
This from the National Coalition on School Diversity:
On behalf of the National Coalition on School Diversity, we invite you to attend our third national conference, "21st Century School Integration: Building the Movement for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,"which will take place in DC on September 24-25th.
The National Coalition on School Diversity (www.school-diversity.org) is a network of nearly 30 national civil rights organizations, university-based research centers, and state and local coalitions working to expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial isolation. We also support educators, parents, and students working to create and sustain integration at state and local levels. Our work is informed by an advisory panel of scholars and academic researchers whose work relates to issues of equity, diversity, and desegregation/integration.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Education Law Association is currently accepting posters and proposals for roundtable sessions for its annual conference on November 4-7, 2015 at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, OH. The deadline is July 15. Details are here. Tip of the hat to Edjurist for the reminder.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Courtesy of Miranda B. Johnson, Associate Director of Education Law and Policy Institute (Loyola) is an announcement about an Education Law Retrospective at Loyola on June 18:
The Education Law & Policy Institute at Loyola University School of Law is holding an Education Law Retrospective on June 18, 2015 from 11-5:30 p.m. The first part of the program will be a retrospective of the long-standing special education class action case, Corey H. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago. Now that the litigation has concluded, this case involves a special opportunity to hear perspectives from the judge who heard the case, the monitor who reviewed the parties’ progress in implementing the terms of the settlement, and counsel for the plaintiff class. The second half of the program will be the Second Annual “Education Law: A Year in Review” seminar, which will address important developments in the area of education law during the past year. Gery Chico will share his perspective based on his experience as former Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education and President of the Board of Trustees of Chicago Public Schools. Speakers will also address topics that include Title IX compliance in the higher education and K-12 context; best practices in developing effective bullying policies; and recent developments in special education law and in the 2015 legislative session. CLE credit is available, and a reception will follow the program. For the full program and to register, click here.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Education Law Association invites proposals for its November 2015 conference in Cleveland, Ohio on topics and perspectives that may be underrepresented in ELA conference programming or that reflect the full range of ELA’s membership (e.g., higher education and K-12, private and public schools, plaintiff side as well as defendant). Proposals will be favored that include presenters from multiple membership constituency groups (e.g., professors, attorneys, administrators). Prospective presenters are strongly encouraged to use the ELA Facebook and LinkedIn groups to note your own interest in presenting on a topic in order to gauge the interest of other prospective presenters on the topic you are considering, to identify topics for which no one else appears yet to be considering submitting a proposal, and possibly to identify co-presenters. Submit a proposal here.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Amherst College, Smith College, and Emory Law School's Vulnerability and the Human Condition Project are co-sponsoring a workshop on privatization and public education at Amherst on April 25-26, 2015. The workshop's organizers, Kristin Bumiller (Amherst), Martha Albertson Fineman (Emory), and Alice Hearst (Smith), have extended the deadline for the call for papers. See the call for papers announcement here. The workshop description is below:
This workshop explores public education through the lens of vulnerability theory. Public education is a foundational means whereby the state fulfills its responsibility to structure institutions responsive to human vulnerability and need for resilience. Yet the state seems to be withdrawing or lessening its commitment to public education, and there has been a steady growth in privatization over the past half century. Increased funding for charter schools and voucher programs, and the increased number of students in private education and homeschool settings have diverted and decreased the availability of funds for general public education.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Conference at UCLA Law: Engaging the Entire Class: Strategies for Enhancing Participation and Inclusion in Law School Classroom Learning
UCLA School of Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) will present a one-day conference called "Engaging the Entire Class: Strategies for Enhancing Participation and Inclusion in Law School Classroom Learning" on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The conference will include five workshop sessions presented by teachers featured in What the Best Law Teachers Do. Participants will learn concrete ideas for enhancing participation and inclusion in law school classrooms to take back to their students, colleagues, and institutions. Learn more about the conference here. Thanks to Emily Grant (Washburn Law) for the tip.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Title IX compliance will be a critical topic at Stetson University’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education Feb. 12-16, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. From the announcement:
Stetson’s definitive annual conference, now in its 36th year, will bring national leading experts in higher education to Orlando to discuss critical developments in higher education law and policy, particulary in Title IX compliance in the wake of campus rape and sexual assault scandals. Conference participants will participate in rigorous boot camps, workshops, intensive sessions and collaboration with peers and experts. “Every educator in America should be concerned with making college and university campuses safer learning environments, and protecting the campus community from sexual predators. Anyone who works in higher education can benefit from this year’s conference, focused on developing the tools to respond,” said conference chair and Professor of Law Peter F. Lake. Professor Lake is the Charles A. Dana Chair and director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy. For more information, call 727-562-7793 or email email@example.com.
Monday, December 8, 2014
The Criminal Justice Section, Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Education Pipeline, and the Hispanic National Bar Association are hosting a town hall forum, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: What Are the Problems? What Are the Solutions? on February 6, 2015 in Houston.
To register, click on link to obtain Town Hall registration form at www.ambar.org/corej. Register for 2015 ABA Houston Midyear at ambar.org. For more information about the School-to-Pipeline initiative, visit the above website or contact Rachel Patrick, Director, ABA Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice at Rachel.Patrick@americanbar.org or (312) 988-5408.
The Arizona State University Law Journal will host a Symposium on Education and Civil Rights in Indian Country. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with a Town Hall forum on the School to Prison Pipeline (see below for more on the Town Hall series). The conference will bring together individuals to discuss pipeline concerns, experts who have developed successful programs and projects across the country to address pipeline issues, and individuals and organizations from diverse backgrounds who are working toward solutions to this issue.
The Arizona State Law Journal is seeking papers on the School to Prison Pipeline or on aspects of Education and Civil Rights in Indian Country. Interested authors and researchers would be expected to present their work at ASU on the morning of March 27, 2015 and to stay to contribute to the Town Hall that afternoon.
Anyone interested in participating should submit a proposal no later than January 8, 2015. Selected participants will be notified byJanuary 22, 2015.
Outlines are due March 13, 2015. Draft papers are due by March 27, 2015 and final submissions are due by July 31, 2015.
Proposals should include:
- Statement of interest
- Title of the presentation
- Name, school/organization, phone number and email address of the presenter(s)
- Short summary of the intended topic and approach
Proposals can be submitted here.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – Sheraton San Diego Bay Tower, CA
Join Education Law Association prior to its 60th anniversary conference in
San Diego for your choice of four pre-conference seminars:
• Education Law for California K-12 Administrators
• Legal Ethics in Education
• K-12 Special Education
• Higher Education
With tight budgets, many professionals have had to make tough choices among conferences to attend. If you are unable to attend the entire ELA 60th Annual Conference, November 12-15, perhaps you, your colleagues, or students, will be able to attend one or more of our pre-conference sessions on Wednesday morning or afternoon. Each of the pre-conference sessions is geared to be of special interest to a primary audience of K-12 or higher education administrators, attorneys, education and law professors, as well as students who wish to learn more about education law.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Thanks to Charlotte Garden for sharing the notice below. I would encourage anyone who is even moderately interested to go. One of the biggest mistakes I made early in my career was not taking advantage of great opportunities like these to get feedback.
Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Call for Participation Junior Faculty Development Workshop October 9, 2014 University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
LatCrit, Inc. and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) are pleased to invite interested participants to the Twelfth Annual Junior Faculty Development Workshop (FDW), immediately preceding the SALT Teaching Conference. This annual workshop is designed for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented pre-tenure professors, including clinicians and legal writing professors, as well as those who may be contemplating a teaching career. However, we also encourage more senior members of the profession to attend, share their experience, and serve as resources and mentors.
Monday, July 28, 2014
AALS Section on Education Law Call for Papers, January 2015 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
The Section on Education Law of the Association of American Law Schools issues this call for papers in connection with its program at the AALS annual meeting Jan. 2nd-5th, 2015 in Washington, DC. The program topic is “The Higher Education Act at 50.”
When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act in San Marcos, TX on November 8, 1965, he said to the assembled crowd, “And when you look into the faces of your students and your children and your grandchildren, tell them that you were there when it began. Tell them that a promise has been made to them. Tell them that the leadership of your country believes it is the obligation of your Nation to provide and permit and assist every child born in these borders to receive all the education that he can take.” This Program will take stock of that promise on the fiftieth anniversary of its making. A distinguished panel of higher education law professors and policy makers, to include Professor Michael Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center, Professor Philip Schrag of Georgetown University Law Center, and Catherine Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary of Education for the Office for Civil Rights, will consider and discuss the financial, educational, and civil rights aspects of the HEA and its subsequent amendments as we move into the second half-century of its existence.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Education Law & Policy Institute at Loyola University School of Law will present its seminar, “Education Law: A Year in Review” on June 25, 2014, from 1-5 p.m. The seminar will address important developments in the area of education law during the past year. Topics to be addressed include recent federal guidance on school discipline, bullying, and sexual violence; best practices in special education due process hearings; and other hot topics in the area of education law. CLE credit is available, and a reception will follow the program. As part of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the Loyola University Chicago Education Law and Policy Institute is designed for students, faculty, judges, practitioners, business leaders and policy makers who strive to serve the educational needs of children through the law. For the full program and to register, click here.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
On June 12-13, Indiana University Bloomington's School of Education will host its 47th annual Martha McCarthy Education Law & Policy Summer Institute. The Institute program will include several national speakers in school law including special education, bullying and harassment, and teacher evaluation. More information is available at the conference website here. Tip of the hat to Gina Umpstead at Edjurist for the post.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ladders of Opportunity:
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative currently is bringing together leading foundations and organizations to design and develop “ladders of opportunity” for boys and young men of color. Panelists will identify problems and suggest clear recommendations for pressing issues affecting today’s young men of color.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Upcoming Event in D.C.: Sixty Years after Bolling v. Sharpe: Public Education and the D.C. Federal Courts
On Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 4:30-6:00, the Historical Society for the District of Columbia Circuit will host the program “Sixty Years after Bolling v. Sharpe: Public Education and the D.C. Federal Courts,” in the ceremonial courtroom in the Prettyman US Courthouse. From the Society’s announcement:
Major cases such as Carr v. Corning in 1950, which endorsed “separate but equal” schools; Bolling v. Sharpe; Hobson v. Hansen in 1968, where Judge Skelly Wright enjoined “tracking” of students, ordered cross-town transfers, and required faculty integration; and Mills v. Board of Education in 1972, where the District Court held children in D.C. entitled to a free public education regardless of disabilities, have played a critical role in shaping public education in the District of Columbia. Associate Professor Eloise Pasachoff of the Georgetown University Law Center will open the program with stage-setting remarks highlighting the relevant history. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Clinical Professor James Forman, Jr. of the Yale Law School, a former Public Defender in D.C., and co-founder in 1997 of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.
Admission is free. A reception will follow the program. Reservations are not required.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The IDEA and Section 504: Current Trends and Challenges for Leading Practitioners in Education and Law
Lehigh University's College of Education is hosting a one-week intensive training on special education law. The program is designed for special education coordinators, teachers, principals, pyschologists, parents, attorneys and hearing officers. The program will include presentations by Michael Yudin, nominee for Assistant Secretary of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Dept. of Education, and Melody Musgrove, Director of Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Dept. of Education. The program flyer is here: Download Lehigh Sp Ed Law Symposium 2014.