Marquette to host half-day conference on early childhood disadvantage

Dec. 2, 2019

Youth Mental Health ConferenceMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School and the College of Education will present a half-day conference, “Taking on the Early Childhood Disadvantage,” Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m. in the Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

The gaps that shape long-term school success between low-income and higher-income children are already present, in large part, the day the children start kindergarten. National experts will look at effective ways to reduce the disadvantages that arise in early childhood.

Speakers will include Dana Suskind, M.D., co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning and Public Health at the University of Chicago, and Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D., director of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty and an expert on the impact of poverty on children.

Registration for the conference is available online.

Members of the media who are interested in speaking to one of the conference leaders should contact Kevin Conway 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, "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," 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.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or