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Friday, October 18 • 1:50pm - 2:50pm
The Right to Learn: Seeking Equality of Educational Opportunity Through the Courts

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Ever since the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the content and contours of the right to an education has continued to evolve. Education has become even more important for individual success and our collective well-being, our educational institutions and pedagogy have become more complex, and our recognition of the role that litigation and courts play in securing equality of educational opportunity has become more nuanced. From the abolition of state-sponsored segregation to racial desegregation as remedy; from the provision of school access for students with disabilities — even those with serious emotional or cognitive disabilities — to integration with nondisabled peers; and from the equitable funding of schools across district lines to the provision of funding sufficient to ensure an adequate education, courts and the law continue to shape the educational opportunities our children receive. This session both takes stock and looks to the future of modern educational rights litigation with a focus on educational finance litigation, litigation aimed at enhancing the equity and adequacy of school funding.

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William S. Koski

Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
William Koski, PhD, an accomplished clinical teacher and litigator, is the founder and director of Stanford Law School’s Youth and Education Law Project (YELP). He and the students in the project have represented hundreds of disadvantaged children and their families in educational... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Room 1102