Jensen, Underwood to discuss school vouchers in conversation at Marquette Law School

November 18, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Scott Jensen, a leading advocate for school choice nationwide, and Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law and a critic of school vouchers, will be the featured guests for an event, "Lessons From a Quarter Century of School Vouchers: One Conversation, Two Points of View," hosted by Marquette Law School on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Jensen and Underwood will discuss what has been learned about vouchers and how to apply those lessons, during a conversation moderated by Alan J. Borsuk, a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School.

Jensen is a senior strategist for the nation's largest school-choice organization, the American Federation for Children. He previously was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly for 14 years, including three terms as speaker. Underwood was dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education from 2005 to 2015 and continues as a professor of law and education at UW. She previously was associate executive director and general counsel of the National School Boards Association.

The event is at capacity, although members of the public can register for a waiting list online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Mike Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.