On August 6, 2014, noon-1pm, the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana and the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Pro Bono Program will be co-sponsoring a continuing legal education seminar about school discipline and school-based arrests as a civil rights issue. On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education issued their Dear Colleague Letter and Guidance on School Discipline. The panel will discuss the Guidance letter and the obligation of schools under federal law civil rights laws to administer school discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin. The moderator will be Dr. Brandie Oliver from Butler University’s College of Education. Panelists include Seamus Boyce with Church, Church, Hittle, & Antrim; Lindsay Dunn from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Brad Meadows, from the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
Law students and the public are admitted free. Attorneys may earn CLE credits for a minimal fee. For registration information, contact Anna Travis at 317-496-7395 or Tricia Hall at 765-418-5333.