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Schedule

Thursday, April 10, 2014 (MSU Law, Castle Board Room)
9:00 a.m.

Welcoming remarks

Dean Joan Howarth, Michigan State University College of Law
Dean Don Heller, Michigan State University College of Education
Professor Kristi Bowman, MSU College of Law

9:30 a.m.

Mendez v. Westminster (1946)

Moderator: Kristi Bowman, Professor, MSU College of Law (MSU)
Frederick Aguirre, Judge, Superior Court of Orange County (UMKC)
Gonzalo Mendez, Litigant (UMKC)
Sylvia Mendez, Litigant (MSU)
Sandra Robbie, Mendez archivist (UMKC)
Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (MSU)

11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.

Brown v. Board of Education (1954): Part I: Litigants and Attorneys

Moderator: Daniel Weddle, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (UMKC)
George Brookover, Partner, Brookover, Carr & Schaberg (MSU) Son of expert witness in Brown
Patricia Edwards, Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University Department of Teacher Education (MSU) One of the students to integrate public schools in Albany, Georgia
Jack Greenberg, Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (UMKC) Legal team in Brown
Cheryl Brown Henderson, Founding President, Brown Foundation (UMKC) Daughter of Oliver Brown
Leola Montgomery (UMKC) Wife of Oliver Brown and mother of Cheryl Brown Henderson

12:45 a.m.

Lunch: Rooms 324, 340, 344, 345 on the third floor (no program)

Introduction: Tiffani Darden, Associate Professor, MSU College of Law (MSU)
Screening of Daniel Kiel’s “The Memphis 13: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement’s Smallest Pioneers” in the MSU Law Castle Board Room

1:45 p.m.

Brown v. Board of Education (1954): Part II: Scholarly Perspectives

Moderator: Danielle Holley Walker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of South Carolina School of Law (MSU)
Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr., Historian and lecturer (UMKC) Son of Charles Hamilton Houston
Vanessa Siddle Walker, Professor of History of American Education and of Qualitative Research Methods, Emory University (MSU)

3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

The Education Provisions in the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Moderator: Atiba Ellis, Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law (UMKC)
Allison Brown, President, Allison Brown Consulting (MSU) Former attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Education Opportunities Section
Ken Ferguson, Associate Professor, UMKC School of Law (UMKC)
Robert Green, Retired Dean, Michigan State University College of Urban Development (MSU) Southern Christian Leadership Conference Education Director 1965-1966
Howard Glickstein, Dean Emeritus, Professor, Touro Law Center (UMKC) Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the 1960s
Nathaniel Jones, Retired Judge, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (UMKC) General Counsel for the NAACP during Milliken
Kenneth Teasdale, Retired Managing Partner, Armstrong Teasdale (MSU) Key legislative staffer involved in drafting the Civil Rights Act

6:30 p.m. Dinner for speakers and invited guests (MSU College of Education Room 252)
8:00 p.m.

Keynote Address (MSU College of Education KIVA classroom)

Introduction: David Thronson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, MSU College of Law (MSU)
Gary Orfield, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education; Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project at UCLA (MSU)

Friday, April 11, 2014 (MSU Law, Castle Board Room)
9:30 a.m.

Milliken v. Bradley (1974)

Moderator: Joyce Baugh, Professor, Central Michigan University, Department of Political Science (MSU)
Derek Black, Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law (UMKC)
Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Law, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy (MSU)
Nathaniel Jones, Retired Judge, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (UMKC) General Counsel for the NAACP during Milliken
Thomas M.J. Hathaway, Of Counsel, Clark Hill (MSU) Counsel for the school board in Milliken
Ray Litt, Litigant (MSU)
Mark Litt, Litigant (MSU)
John Runyan, Managing Director, Sachs Waldman (MSU) Former law clerk to Judge Roth

11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.

Missouri v. Jenkins (1995)

Moderator: Daniel Weddle, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, UMKC School of Law (UMKC)
Arthur Benson, Arthur Benson & Associates (pre-recorded)
Paul Clemmons, (UMKC) Counsel in Jenkins
Adrienne Walker Hoard, Director, UMKC Black Studies Program, UMKC School of Law (UMKC)
John Munich, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street (MSU)     
Basil North, (UMKC) Counsel in Jenkins
Burnele Powell, Miles and Ann Loadholt Professor of Law, University of South
Carolina School of Law (UMKC)
Wendy Parker, Professor, Wake Forest School of Law (MSU)

12:45 p.m. Lunch: Rooms 471, 472, 473 on the fourth floor
1:45 p.m.

Parents Involved v. Seattle (2007) & Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of
Education (2007)

Moderator: Darryll Jackson, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming College of Law (UMKC)
John Borkowski, Partner, Hogan Lovells (MSU)
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California Irvine School of Law (pre-recorded)
Michael Dumas, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, NYU Steinhardt
School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (UMKC)
Teddy B. Gordon, (UMKC)
Counsel in Meredith
Harry Korell, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine (pre-recorded) 
Counsel in Parents Involved    
Byron Leet, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs (MSU) Counsel in Meredith
Julie Nelson, former Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights (UMKC)
Daniel Ritter, Retired Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine (UMKC)
Counsel in Parents Involved
Danielle Holley Walker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of South Carolina School of Law (MSU)

3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

Looking to the Future

Moderator: Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, Professor, University of Richmond School of Law (MSU)
John Borkowski, Partner, Hogan Lovells (MSU)
Maurice Dyson, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (UMKC)
Erica Frankenburg, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University College of Education (MSU)
David Hinojosa, Regional Counsel San Antonio Office, MALDEF (UMKC)
Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program (UMKC)
Ben Superfine, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago of Education (MSU)

5:15 p.m. Concluding Remarks

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