featured keynote speaker:
Mark Rosenbaum, Chief Counsel of the ACLU of Southern California
Of What Use is the Fourteenth Amendment to Racial Minorities When it Comes to Higher Education (Or Anything Else) After Fisher and Schuette?
The Supreme Court in Fisher and Schuette, building upon Parents Involved and a slew of recent redistricting cases, has sanctioned challenges to policies and programs designed to promote diversity and enlarge access to the political process and higher education that would benefit members of racial minority groups, while at the same time has upheld state constitutional provisions that have eliminated altogether constitutionally permissible programs that utilize race, no matter how narrowly and in what contexts. How has this been accomplished and at what costs to coherent Fourteenth Amendment doctrine? Putting aside earlier cases, are these decisions themselves reconcilable with one another? Short of remedial laws, is race now become simply a dirty word? What are the empirical consequences of these decisions? And has the course of Fourteenth Amendment law in the area of race been made effectively irreversible?
- William J. Glenn, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech School of Education
School Segregation in Jefferson County and Seattle: The impact of the Parents Involved ruling and district actions
- David H.K. Nguyen, M.B.A., J.D., LL.M., Candidate for Ph.D., Education Policy. Associate Instructor, Indiana University Bloomington
“Jim Crowing” Plyler v. Doe: The Resegregation of Undocumented Students in American Higher Education through Discriminatory State Tuition and Fee Legislation
- Natalie Gomez-Velez, J.D., Professor, The City University of New York School of Law
Can Universal Pre-K Overcome Extreme Race and Income Segregation to Reach New York City Children in Need? The importance of legal infrastructure and the limits of the law
- Natasha Wilson, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Robert Strassfeld, J.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, and Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Turnaround in Reverse: Brown, school improvement grants, and the legacy of educational opportunity