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Education Law and Policy Institute 

An Education Law Retrospective Featuring Two Special Events

Thursday, June 18, 2014
11 – 5:30 PM Program
5:30 – 6:30 PM Reception

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center 
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor

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This program has been approved by the IL MCLE Board and the ILSCCP for 5.25 hours of Professional Responsibility credit.

We are pleased to offer this program free of charge to attendees who do not wish to receive MCLE credit. Fee for MCLE credit is $50, or $40 for alumni. Credit is offered free of charge to our faculty, staff, and students, and we offer an immediate 50% fee reduction for attorneys working in government or public interest.

A Retrospective on the Corey H. Litigation

11 A.M.-12:45 P.M.

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. 

The program will feature:

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.


1:00 Welcome and Introduction – Miranda Johnson, Associate Director, Education Law and Policy Institute

1:15 Remarks by Gery Chico (Loyola JD ’85), who concluded his service this year as Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education and previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of Chicago Public Schools

2:00 Practitioner Perspectives on Title IX Compliance

“Sexual Violence in K-12 Schools: Navigating Title IX in 2015,” Amy Kosanovich Dickerson (Loyola JD ’07), Partner, Franczek Radelet P.C.

“Walking the Talk: A Case Study in the Search for Title IX Perfection,” Timothy Love (Loyola JD ’13), Associate Dean of Students, Loyola University Chicago

3:00 Break

3:15 “Best Practices in Developing Bullying Policies,” Sarah Schriber, Coalition Director, Prevent School Violence Illinois

4:00 “Recent Developments in Special Education Law,” Mark Weber, Vincent de Paul Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

4:45 “2015 Legislative Session: Changes in Education Law and Funding,” Nicki Bazer, Of Counsel, Franczek Radelet P.C. (former General Counsel to ISBE)

Dedicated to Educational Excellence and Equity for Children

‌A vital component of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the Loyola University Chicago Education Law and Policy Institute is designed for students, faculty, judges, practitioners, business leaders and policy makers who strive to serve the educational needs of children through the law.

The Education Law and Policy Institute Offers:


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