Reading, Writing & Arrest: Issues at the Crossroads of Access to Education, Justice & Criminal Law
4:30 PM GMT
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You will be register onsite at the meeting upon arrival.
Today’s students experience prison-like school environments in under-funded and under-resourced schools. There are over 3,000,000 out-of-school suspensions annually, with 1 in every 4 African American and 1 in every 14 Latino students likely to be suspended, and over 70% of the students involved in school-related incidents who are arrested or referred to law enforcement are African-American or Latino. Even when these issues reach a court, the child often has no right to a lawyer. And when the proceedings are complete, far too many are faced with a criminal conviction record, which negatively affects their future opportunities to become productive citizens.
This CLE will bring together dynamic experts from the education, prosecutorial, defense, civil rights, public interest, and nonprofit arenas to discuss the glaring statistics, successful programs and projects to address the issues, and how new partners can become involved in the solutions. Our panelists will be individuals from diverse backgrounds who are working toward solutions to this devastating issue.
Reading, Writing & Arrest: Issues at the Crossroads of Access to Education, Justice & Criminal Law will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania and will consist of two 1.5-hour panel discussions, with a refreshment break. The panels will have vigorous conversations about these issues. Panel one will focus on education, law enforcement and civil rights.
Section of Litigation Member: $100
Non-Section Member: $160
Law Student: FREE
A limited amount of scholarships are available for this program. For more information, please contact: Kimberly Shadle at 312.988.5662