Date & Time: Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10AM to 4PM
Location: Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street
The Cooper-Walsh Colloquium is a gathering of the top thinkers in various disciplines who bring creative analyses and solutions to bear on the most pressing issues that affect urban areas. The Colloquium is organized in conjunction with Professor Susan Block-Lieb, the Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues, and Professor Sheila Foster, the Albert A. Walsh Chair of Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law. The Colloquium consists of four paper presentations and four accompanying responses that serve as a workshop for the main papers and facilitate open discussion among the panel and colloquium attendees. Articles and responses developed at this year’s Colloquium will be published in the Cooper-Walsh Issue of the Journal in March 2015.
This year, the Fordham Urban Law Journal is hosting its seventh annual Cooper-Walsh Colloquium on the topic of Implementation and Equity in the Urban Charter School. The 2014 Colloquium addresses a variety of questions on this topic, including the implementation of an all-charter system in New Orleans, school choice and vouchers, and the oversight and regulation of charter schools. This year’s presenters include Kelsey Mayo, Professor Robert Garda, Professor Kristen Buras, and Professor Julie Mead.
10:00-10:20 – REGISTRATION
10:20-10:30 – WELCOME and INTRODUCTION
Shannon Azzaro: Cooper-Walsh Colloquium & Articles Editor
10:30-10:50 – OPENING REMARKS
Professor Susan Block-Lieb: the Cooper Family Chair of Urban Legal Studies
10:50-11:40 – PROFESSOR JULIE MEAD
“The Right to an Education or the Right to Shop for One: Examining Voucher Programs in Relation to State Constitutional Guarantees”
PROFESSOR MICHAEL HEISE will respond.
11:50-12:40 – KELSEY MAYO
“Legal Aspects of Charter School Oversight: Evidence from California”
PROFESSOR AARON SAIGER will respond.
12:50-1:40 – LUNCH BREAK
1:50-2:40 – PROFESSOR ROBERT GARDA
“Searching for Equity Amid a System of Schools: The View from New Orleans”
PROFESSOR ELOISE PASACHOFF will respond.
2:50-3:40 – PROFESSOR KRISTEN BURAS
“Charter Schools and the Assault on Black Children and Communities: How the Education Market Came to New Orleans”
PROFESSOR CHERYL HARRIS will respond.
3:50-4:00 – CLOSING REMARKS
Professor Sheila Foster: the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law