Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Education Law: A Year in Review

The Education Law and Policy Institute

presented the Fourth Annual

Education Law: A Year in Review

Featuring Two Special Events

Tues., June 27
11 AM – 5:00 PM Program
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago

This program was approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 5 total hours of MCLE credit; 3 of these hours were approved by the ILSCCP to be offered as Professional Responsibility credit.

The event began with a lunchtime discussion of current education issues in Chicago and the interconnections with youth violence and entry into the juvenile justice system.  Following the panel was a seminar addressing important developments in the area of education law during the past year.  The seminar topics included: special education and the Supreme Court's 2017 decision in Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District; changes in immigration policy and their implications for students, families and schools; educational labor relations issues in a shifting national labor environment; and an update on the 2017 Illinois legislative session and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 


Part 1: Current Issues in Chicago Education:  Connections between Education, Youth Violence and Entry into the Juvenile Justice System (lunch discussion)

11:00 – 11:10 Introduction

11:10 – 12:40 Presentations and Discussion        

Jadine Chou, Chief Safety and Security Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Candice Jones, Senior Advisor, Emerson Collective; Former Director, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Community Justice Staff Attorney, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Part 2: Education Law: A Year in Review (4th Annual)

1:00 − 1:05 Welcome

1:05 − 2:05 The Supreme Court’s Decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District:  Ramifications for Special Education

Olga Pribyl, Vice President, Special Education Clinic and Pro Bono, Equip for Equality

Micki Moran, Managing Partner, The Child and Family Law Center

Troy La Raviere, President, Chicago Principals and Administrators Association

Bennett Rodick, Partner, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn, LLP

Handout: Endrew F. Hypotheticals

2:15 − 2:45 Changes in Immigration Policy and Implications for Students, Families and Schools

Tejas Shah, Immigration Counsel, Franczek Radelet P.C.


2:45 − 4:00 Bargaining for the Common Good: Teacher Unions and Political Imagination

Robert Bruno, PhD, Professor and Director, Labor Education Program, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Powerpoint: In Defense of the Soul of Public Education

4:10 − 5:00 2017 Illinois Legislative Session and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Changes in Education Law

Nicki Bazer, Partner, Franczek Radelet P.C.

Amanda Elliott, Co-Director of Legislative Affairs, Illinois State Board of Education


5:00 − 6:00 Reception