Education Law Retrospective

  • June 18, 2015 - June 11, 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM CST
  • Corboy Law Center, Room 1040
  • Miranda Johnson, EdLaw-Institute@luc.edu or (312) 915-6481
  • Free to attend; Fees for CLE credit
  • Public
    Not open to the public.
  • http://www.luc.edu/law/centers/childlaw/institutes/child_education/
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    A Retrospective on the Corey H. Litigation,11 AM - 12:45 PM
    Immediately preceding the Education Law: A Year in Review Program, Loyola will host a special lunch-time program regarding the Corey H. class action litigation. Corey H. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago was a long-standing federal case filed on behalf of Chicago students with disabilities on grounds that they were being educated in unnecessarily segregated environments. The case resulted in over 20 years of litigation, a trial involving the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), court-approved settlements by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and ISBE, and extensive changes in the Illinois special education system. 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. Education Law: A Year in Review 1 - 5:30 PM Program 5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception. This seminar will address important developments in the area of education law during the past year. Gery Chico, a Loyola alumnus, 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. Please join us for the seminar and a reception following. This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 5.25 total hours of Professional Responsibility MCLE Credit.