Hiding in Plain Sight: What Education Reform Needs

Friday, November 2, 2018

The symposium has been approved for up to seven hours of general Continuing Legal Education credit and is offered free of charge. Preregistration is required so that we are able to plan for materials and for lunch, which will be included with registration but will not be provided for those who do not register.

Schedule of Events

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks and Symposium Introduction

  • Brian Gallini, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Law
  • Danielle Weatherby, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Panel I: The Promises and Pitfalls of School Choice

  • Preston Green, Professor of Educational Leadership and Law, University of Connecticut
  • David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy, Intercultural Development Research Association
  • Robert Maranto, 21st Century Chair in Leadership, University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform
  • Kevin Quinn, Partner, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP
  • Danielle Weatherby, moderator, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - Noon

Panel II: The Fight for Educational Equality

  • Kristi Bowman, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Treshika Melvin, Community Advocate, Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children’s Rights Team
  • Kimberly Robinson, Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law, Richmond School of Law
  • Matthew Shaw, Assistant Professor Education and Law, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
  • Kevin Brady, moderator, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Arkansas

Noon -12:30 p.m.

Break for Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: What Norms Should We Break When We Reform Schools?

  • Derek Black, Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

1:30-1:45 p.m.


1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Panel III: The New Impediment to School Reform

  • Scott Bauries, Associate Dean of Research and Willburt D. Ham Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Areto Imoukhuede, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Twinette Johnson, Professor of Law and Director of the Academic Success Program, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Joshua Weishart, Associate Professor of Law and Policy, West Virginia University College of Law and the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics
  • Jonathan Marshfield, moderator, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

3:15-3:30 p.m.


3:30-5:00 p.m.

Panel IV: Recent Developments in Arkansas Public Schools

  • Kendra Clay, Student and Legal Services Director, Springdale Public School District
  • Mark Henry, Of Counsel, Rose Law Firm
  • Chris Lawson, General Counsel, Fayetteville Public Schools
  • Sara Gosman, moderator, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Arkansas Law Review Executive Committee