Hiding in Plain Sight: What Education Reform Needs

Friday, November 2, 2018

Preliminary Program. Please check back often for updates.

Register online at http://attend.com/2018LRS

Schedule of Events

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks and Symposium Introduction

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

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Panel I: 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, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Twinette Johnson, Professor 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

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Panel II: The Fight for Educational Equality

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

12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:30-1:30 p.m.

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

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

1:30-1:45 p.m.


1:45-3:15 p.m.

Panel III: The Promises and Pitfalls of School Choice

  • Preston Green, Professor of Educational Leadership and Law, University of Connecticut Neag School of Education
  • David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy, Intercultural Development Research Association
  • Robert Maranto, 21st Century Chair in Leadership, University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions Department of Education Reform
  • Kevin Quinn, Parter and Government Relations and Education Law Specialist, Whiteman Osterman and Hanna LLP

3:15-3:30 p.m.


3:30-5:00 p.m.

Panel IV: Recent Developments in Arkansas Public Schools

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks by the Arkansas Law Review Executive Committee