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2022 Symposium

The South Carolina Law Review is partnering with the American Bar Foundation to present the inaugural William Hubbard Conference on Law & Education. The event will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law on Friday, February 25, and has been approved for six CLE credits.

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8 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast


9 a.m.  - Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • William C. Hubbard, Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director, American Bar Foundation; Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Dixie McCollum, Editor-in-Chief, Volume 73, South Carolina Law Review


9:30 a.m. - Panel 1: Contest Over Educational Content

Subtopics: Critical Race Theory, Religion, and Patriotic Education

  • Kristine L. Bowman, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Education, Michigan State University
  • Kevin Brown, Professor, University of Indiana Maurer School of Law
  • Jonathan Feingold, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law
  • Erika Wilson, Associate Professor and Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Emily Suski, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law


10:45 a.m. - Panel 2: Diversity and Inclusion

Subtopics: Segregation and Antidiscrimination

  • Erica Frankenberg, Professor, Pennsylvania State University College of Education
  • Liliana Garces, Associate Professor of Education, Affiliate Faculty of Law, and Affiliate Faculty for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas
  • Vinay Harpalani, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Rachel Moran, Professor, University of California-Irvine School of Law
  • Claire Raj, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law


12 noon - Lunch and Keynote Address


Martha Minow, Former Dean, Harvard Law School
Paper: Education: Constitutional Democracy's  Predicate and Product


Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, World Justice Project


1:45 p.m. - Panel 3: Privatization and the Stability of Public Education

Subtopics: School Choice, Public Education Funding, and the Right to Education

  • Preston Green, Professor of Educational Leadership and Law and John & Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education, University of Connecticut
  • Osamudia James, Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
  • Joshua Weishart, Professor, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; ABF Research Professor


3 p.m. - Break


3:15 p.m. - Panel 4: Rule of Law and Civics

Subtopics: Democratic Values, Education Norms, Civics, and the Federal Role

  • Derek W. Black, Professor and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Kimberly Robinson, Professor of Law, Professor of Education and Professor of Leadership & Public Policy, University of Virginia
  • Matthew Shaw, Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Education, Vanderbilt University
  • Richard Kahlenberg, Director of K-12 Equity and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
  • The Honorable Richard M. Gergel, Judge, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina


4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks

(Reception immediately following)

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.