Marquette Law School Looks
at Equity in Wisconsin Education
October 15, 2004
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University Law School is proud to host
Tomorrow's Children : Successful Education for
Every Child, a conference that will examine current issues in
education in Milwaukee and the state. The conference will run
from 11:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2004
, in Sensenbrenner Hall at 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave. , Room 307.
Public parking is available in the structure at 1240 W. Wells
This conference is the second in 2004. An April conference attended
by a capacity audience focused on 50 years of Milwaukee education
since B rown v. Board of Education, in which the U.S.
Supreme Court struck down the legal doctrine that schools for
children of different races could be “separate but equal.”
The keynote speaker, Dr. Kermit L. Hall, president of Utah State
University and distinguished scholar in constitutional law and
legal history, will speak at 5:00 on “Let's Get Moving; the Clock
is Ticking.” He will be introduced by Wisconsin Supreme Court
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
The conference will feature distinguished figures in both law
and education, including State Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager;
Stan Johnson, president of the Wisconsin Education Association
Council; and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Maxine A. White.
Discussion will address ways the law can secure a quality education
for all students in Milwaukee and around the state.
Co-sponsors of the event include the Wisconsin Legal History
Committee, co-chaired by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and
State Bar President Michelle Behnke, and the Marquette University
College of Business Administration. Registration is free and open
to the public. Those interested in attending may register by phone
at 288-5672; or on-line at http://law.marquette.edu/jw/register.