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Education Law Conference

50 years of Tinker: Current Issues in First Amendment Law in K-12 and Higher Ed

Professor Charlie Russo at Education Law ConferencePlease join us on Friday, July 19 at the University of Dayton School of Law for a free education conference on "50 years of Tinker: Current Issues in First Amendment Law in K-12 and Higher Ed." CLE credit of 4.5 hours is approved. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lori Shaw.

Registration

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The conference is free but you are required to register. CLE credit of 4.5 hours is approved.

Schedule

8:30 -9:00 a.m.

Registration in the Atrium

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.


Courtroom

Welcome:

Lori E. Shaw, J.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Lawyering Skills, University of Dayton School of Law

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.


Courtroom

Keynote:

Tinker at 50: Is School Speech Still Free?

Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D., Director, Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership & Research Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law & School of Education

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

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Session I:

Follow the Truth Wherever It May Lead: The Supreme Court’s Guarantee of Academic Freedom for the Entire University Community

William E. Thro, J.D., General Counsel, University of Kentucky

William M. Fischer, J.D., Vice President for Student Development, University of Dayton, Discussant
11:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

Note: Numerous restaurants of various types are within walking distance. Au Bon Pain is located on the first floor of Kennedy Union. Brown Street features many different cuisines. 

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.



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Session II:

Point/Counterpoint: Did the Tinker Court Get It Right?

Christopher J. Roederer, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

Jyllian R. Bradshaw, J.D., Senior Associate, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Break

 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

 

 

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Session III:

Panel Discussion: Current Issues in Campus Speech

Jyllian R. Bradshaw, Christopher J. Roederer, William E. Thro, Charles J. Russo

Lori E. Shaw, Moderator
3:30 p.m. Adjournment

Presentations

Tinker at 50: Is School Speech Still Free?

Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D., Director, Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership & Research Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law & School of Education

Follow the Truth Wherever It May Lead: The Supreme Court’s Guarantee of Academic Freedom for the Entire University Community

William E. Thro, J.D., General Counsel, University of Kentucky

Did the Tinker Court Get It Right? No

Christopher J. Roederer, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

Did the Tinker Court Get It Right? Yes

Jyllian R. Bradshaw, J.D., Senior Associate, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Speaker Biographies
Jyllian R. Bradshaw
Jyllian R. Bradshaw is a senior associate in Porter Wright Morris & Arthur’s Labor and Employment Department. Her practice focuses on education law, collective bargaining, administrative proceedings, policy advisement and labor relations. She received her B.A. from the University of Central Florida in 2006 and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2012. Prior to joining Porter Wright, Ms. Bradshaw served as legal counsel for Dayton Public Schools. During her time with the school system, she participated in extensive collective bargaining proceedings and counseled the Board, Superintendent, Treasurer and Human Resources department on all employee-related matters. Additionally, she served as the policy liaison and managed additional matters in her representation of the school district. Her industry background includes serving as a high school teacher in Orange County, Florida, where she taught language arts and ethics.
Christopher J. Roederer
Christopher J. Roederer, Assistant Professor of Law, has a J.D. from New York University and an M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the University of Dayton, professor Roederer taught at Florida Coastal School of Law, the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Goroka University in Papua New Guinea and the Anglo-American College in Prague. Professor Roederer was also a visiting professor at Seattle University and a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa. During law school, Professor Roederer was the legal theory editor on the New York University Review of Law and Social Change. Professor Roederer’s research and scholarship is concentrated on constitutional law and comparative law with a focus on the intersection between constitutional law, democracy, and private law. His most recent scholarship addressing freedom of expression in law schools, Free Speech on the Law School Campus: Is it the Hammer or Wrecking Ball that Speaks?, was published in 15 U. ST. THOMAS L. J. 26 (2019).
Charles J. Russo

Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed. D., is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Health Sciences, Director of its Ph.D. Program, and Research Professor of Law in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. He previously taught at Fordham University in his native New York City, and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. The 1998-99 President of the Education Law Association, and 2002 recipient of its McGhehey (Achievement) Award, he authored or co-authored more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals; authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 68 books, and has more than 1,100 publications. Also, Dr. Russo has spoken extensively on issues in Education Law in the thirty-four States and thirty nations outside of the US on all six inhabited continents. His is currently a Visiting Professor in the College of Education and Capital Normal University and Notre Dame University of Australia, Faculty of Law Sydney Campus and has served in this capacity at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and the University of Newcastle, Australia; the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; South East European University, Macedonia; the Potchefstroom and Mafeking Campuses of Northwest University, South Africa; the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Yeditepe University, Istanbul Turkey; Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities, Tongliao, Inner Mongolia; and Peking University in Beijing, China.

William E. Thro

William E. Thro is General Counsel of the University of Kentucky, former Solicitor General of Virginia, and recipient of both Stetson University’s Kaplin Award for Higher Education Law & Policy Scholarship and the Education Law Association’s McGhehey Award. Over the course of his career, he has served as chief legal officer for both a flagship research university and a public liberal arts college, litigated constitutional issues in the Supreme Court of the United States and lower appellate courts, taught courses on the Constitution at both the undergraduate and law school levels, and written extensively on constitutional law in education contexts in both the United States and South Africa. A Truman Scholar, he holds an undergraduate degree from Hanover College, a graduate degree from the University of Melbourne, and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He is married to the Rev. Dr. Julie Urback Thro and has three adult children.

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