2018 Martha McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute

June 7, 2018

2018 Speakers



9:00-9:15 a.m.Welcome & Continental Breakfast
  • Suzanne Eckes, J.D., Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Janet R. Decker, J.D., Ph.D., Indiana University
9:15-10:30 a.m.Hot Topics & New Cases in 2017-2018
  • John Rumel, J.D., University of Idaho College of Law
  • Tom Bunger, J.D., Bunger & Robertson
  • Martha McCarthy, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University
  • Michele Moore, Ed.D., Metropolitan School District of Martinsville

Facilitator: Allison Fetter-Harrott, J.D., Ph.D., Franklin College
Location: School of Education Auditorium
10:45-11:45 a.m.Breakout Sessions on Hot Topics in Education Law
  • Are education savings accounts changing the school choice paradigm? with Martha McCarthy, Auditorium
  • A year after Hively: Sexual orientation, gender identity, and anti-discrimination law, with Alli Fetter-Harrott, Room 0101
  • Student walk-outs, with Michele Moore, Room 1002
  • Teacher strikes/walk-outs, with John Rumel, Room 1006
  • Teacher speech on controversial classroom topics, with Tom Bunger, Room 2280
11:45-12:10 p.m.Lunch provided (pizza & salad)
Location: School of Education Atrium & Balcony
12:10-12:20 p.m.IUSAA Awards
  • Barbara Erwin, Ed.D., Indiana University

School of Education Auditorium
12:30-1:30 p.m.Keynote Speaker
  • Keynote with Kenneth J. Falk, J.D., American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana
    Understanding and reexamining the expressive rights of public school students in 2018. What does Tinker’s “schoolhouse gate” look like today?

Location: School of Education Auditorium
1:40-2:50 p.m.Hot Topics in Policy
  • Marsha Bugalla, J.D., Indiana Department of Education
  • Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, J.D., Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Hardy Murphy, Ph.D., IUPUI School of Education & Center on Education & Lifelong Learning, Indiana University
  • Lisa Tanselle, J.D., Indiana School Boards Association

Facilitator: Chris Lubienski, Ph.D., Indiana University
Location: School of Education Auditorium
3:00-4:00 p.m.Tea & Policy Topic Tables
Participants can select among tables with designated policy topics for discussions facilitated by panelists & facilitator of the policy panel. Refreshments will be provided.
Policy discussion topics will include:
  • How is school choice working out?
  • Indiana education bills from the legislative session: Computer science and diplomas
  • Charter school legislation
  • School policing
  • Indiana legislation on sex education

Location: School of Education Atrium