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Law experts, K-12 educators to discuss race and school selection

23 July 2007

ATTENTION: Legal affairs and K-12 education reporters and editorial writers

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"The Future of School Desegregation: Implications of the recent Supreme Court decisions on race-conscious school assignment," a community forum hosted by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Law school professors and administrators with the Berkeley and San Francisco school districts will discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision limiting the use of race in K-12 student assignment in order to achieve racially integrated schools.

A panel of law professors and K-12 administrators will discuss the decision, the implications for K-12 educators, and possible alternative means for creating a diverse school student body within the legal framework established by the recent Supreme Court decision.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room (first floor near southeast entrance of law school)


Christopher Edley, dean, Boalt Hall.

Goodwin Liu, assistant professor, Boalt Hall.

Michelle Lawrence, superintendent, Berkeley Unified School District

David Campos, general counsel, San Francisco Unified School District

The law school's Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity is sponsoring the forum. The institute, led by Boalt Hall dean Christopher Edley and Boalt Hall Assistant Professor Goodwin Liu, filed a friend-of-the-court brief earlier this year on behalf of 19 former chancellors of the University of California who supported the race-conscious school district integration programs considered in the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, and Meredith v. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Board of Education.


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