The Journal of Law and Social Policy’s 12th Annual Symposium

The Right to Education: With Liberty, Justice, and Education for All?

Please join us of for a symposium addressing how the right to education has evolved in the United States. Featuring leading scholars and educators, Professor Charles PayneCarter Phillips and Lisa Scruggs, the symposium will highlight how urban education has been changing over the years through litigation and internal reform. The speakers will address how various issues such as school funding, quality measures, and federal government policies affect the public education system.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Lowden Hall – Levy Mayer 117
375 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Schedule for the Day

9:00 – 9:25 am | Guest arrival. Coffee and breakfast will be served

9:25 – 9:30 am | Welcome

9:30 – 9:55 am | Professor Charles Payne Keynote Address: The Changing Landscape of Urban Education

10:00 – 10:25 am | Carter Phillips Keynote Address: Gary B. v. Snyder – A Class Action Lawsuit for the Right to Education in Detroit

10:30 – 10:55 am | Lisa Scruggs Keynote Address: The Pursuit of Comprehensive Education Funding Reform Via Litigation

11:00 – 11:10 am | Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:55 am | Panel and Audience Q & A with the Keynote Speakers Moderated by Professor Peery

Please direct questions to Anna ChoiKristen Froese or Kyla Taylor, Symposium Directors, Journal of Law and Social Policy. 


The Journal of Law and Social Policy‘s 12th Annual Symposium is supported by the Irving Gordon Symposia Fund, established in 1996 by the Gordon family, Northwestern alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Irving Gordon, a graduate of the class of 1947, and a beloved faculty member of the Law School from 1966 until his death in 1994.