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Moving Transgender History Forward: Current Transgender Issues in Our Schools

Pro Bono Program & Clinic

Friday, November 10, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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General Registration Nov 9, 2017 $49.00 $0.00
JMLS Students, Faculty, Staff Nov 10, 2017 Free $0.00

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Date: Friday, November 10,  2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $49 General Registration, Free to JMLS Students, Faculty, Staff
CLE: Approximately 3 hours (approval pending)

Based on experiences observed by the Pro Bono Program & Clinic’s Transgender Name Change Program and recognizing the fast-changing rules affecting the transgender community, The John Marshall Law School's Pro Bono Program & Clinic is hosting a conference to bring together a wide range of people to openly discuss these issues and help the lives of transgender people in our schools and beyond.

This conference will focus on current transgender issues in our local schools, including a review of the law following recent Seventh Circuit cases. Whether you are new or experienced with these issues, you will learn from the speakers about transgender issues.

1–1:05 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Damian Ortiz
Professor of Law; Director, Pro Bono Program & Clinic
The John Marshall Law School

 

 


 

 

1:05–2 p.m.

Panel I: Current Lanscape and Climate of Schools Transgender Youths Face

Moderator: Mark Wojcik
Professor of Law
The John Marshall Law School

Gabriela Brizuela
Assistant General Counsel
Chicago Board of Education

AJ Jennings
Curriculum & Professional Development Director
Illinois Safe School Alliance

Daniel Owen-McCarter
Executive Director
Illinois Safe School Alliance

 

2–2:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker I: Transgender Legal Issues Facing Administrators: Then, Now, and What's Ahead in 2017 Updates and Predictions

Rupa Ramadurai
Assistant General Counsel
Illinois State Board of Education

 

 


 

 

2:35–3:05 p.m.

Keynote Speaker II: Case Review: 
Students & Parents for Privacy v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Jennifer A. Smith
Partner
Franczek Radelet P.C.

 

 


 

 

3:05–3:15 p.m.

Break

 

 


 

 

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Panel III: Chicago-Based Resources for Administrators, Educational Staff, and Lawyers Practicing within the Educational Field

Kim D. Chanbonpin
Professor of Law; Director, Lawyering Skills Program
The John Marshall Law School

Jennifer Leininger
Program Manager
Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Alexis Page
Legal Assistant 
Lambda Legal

Vanessa Sheridan
Director, Transgender Relations & Community Engagement 
Center on Halstead

Tanvi Sheth
Attorney 
Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois

 

 


 

 

4:15–4:30 p.m.

Questions & Answers, Closing Remarks

Damian Ortiz
Professor of Law; Director, Pro Bono Program & Clinic
The John Marshall Law School

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The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Friday, November 10, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)


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