Motley Speaker Series: How the Law Structures Educational Inequities (EMS200924)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


United States

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The Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality is presented by the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in collaboration and co-sponsorship with the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) and James W. Cooper Fellows

About the Program

This panel will feature legal and education scholars who study inequities in primary and secondary educational systems, how school districts are organized and funded, and how inequities manifest in differential school funding, resources, and outcomes.

You Will Learn

  • About the ways in which public education systems have both perpetuated and responded to racial discrimination
  • About legal issues inherent in school district design, education policymaking, and funding
  • How legal issues have played out in education systems both within and outside of Connecticut

Who Should Attend

Any attorney who would like to learn more about our public education system and its potential to address racial injustices and disparities.



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john brittain John C. Brittain
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, DC

Kara Finnigan Kara Finnigan
University of Rochester Warner School of Education, Rochester, NY

Erika Wilson Erika K. Wilson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC


Jacqueline.R.Thomas Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
Connecticut Mirror, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 1.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for D&I non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program.


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