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Season 4

The LEGAL ONE Podcast – The Fight for Educational Equity – Past, Present and Future

Law, Ethics, and Governance for All Leaders, including an Overview of New and Emerging issues.

In collaboration with Education Law Center.

Available in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.  New episodes every Monday.

This season will review New Jersey’s fight to ensure educational equity for all students that has played out in dramatic fashion over the past half century, the current issues schools are dealing with related to equity and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Episode 8: The Fight to Overcome the Powerful Forces of Segregation

Season 4, Episode 8 - Listen to the preview

About The LEGAL ONE Podcast

As the leading provider of school law training, the LEGAL ONE team of school law experts is pleased to offer the LEGAL ONE Podcast, a weekly podcast that helps you understand complex legal issues. Each episode is hosted by a LEGAL ONE attorney and/or an attorney working in partnership with LEGAL ONE.  The format includes legal analysis and commentary and interviews with key stakeholders.

Latest Episode

The Fight to Overcome the Powerful Forces of Segregation

View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.

Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project, Rutgers Law School

In this episode, Education Law Center Executive Director David Sciarra interviews Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project at Rutgers Law School. Ms. Boddie is an award-winning legal scholar and a full-time law professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law. Before joining Rutgers she was the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). She is also advising counsel for plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit challenging de facto segregation in New Jersey. In this episode, Ms. Boddie discusses the central issues in that pending litigation, and the benefits of an inclusive school environment for all students.

Season 4, Episode 8  |  67 min

Upcoming Episodes

5/30 – Everyone’s Role in the Quest for Equity
Presenter: Rosie Grant; Executive Director, Paterson Education Fund; Kaleena Berryman, Executive Director, Abbott Leadership Institute
6/6 – The Legacy and Lasting National Impact of Abbott
Presenter: Derek Black, Esq., Professor of Law, South Carolina School of Law and author, Schoolhouse Buring: Public Education and the Assault on Democracy

Latest Episode

The Fight to Overcome the Powerful Forces of Segregation

View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.

Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project, Rutgers Law School

In this episode, Education Law Center Executive Director David Sciarra interviews Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project at Rutgers Law School. Ms. Boddie is an award-winning legal scholar and a full-time law professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law. Before joining Rutgers she was the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). She is also advising counsel for plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit challenging de facto segregation in New Jersey. In this episode, Ms. Boddie discusses the central issues in that pending litigation, and the benefits of an inclusive school environment for all students.

Season 4, Episode 8 |    67 min

Recent Episodes

5/16 - Episode 7 The Meaning of T & E: Overcoming Systemic Racism and Lessons Learned from Abbott

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Gary Stein, Esq., Former Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court, Special Counsel, Pashman, Stein, Walder, Hayden - Click Here for the resources to this episode

5/9 - Episode 6 The Meaning of T & E: Focus on School Facilities

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Theresa Luhm, Esq., Managing Director, Education Law Center; Steve Morlino, CEFM, LEED AP, School Facilities Management Consultant - Click Here for the resources to this episode

5/2 - Episode 5 The Meaning of T & E: Focus on PreK

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Ellen Frede, Senior Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University - Click Here for the resources to this episode

4/25 - Episode 4 The Meaning of T & E: Overcoming the Effects of Poverty

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Silvia Abbatto, Superintendent, Union City Public Schools - Click Here for the resources to this episode

4/18 - Episode 3 Abbott IV: Embracing Substantive Education Standards and the Link to Funding

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; David Aderhold, Ed.D., Superintendent, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District; Anthony Trongone, Superintendent, Millville Public Schools - Click Here for the resources to this episode

4/11 - Episode 2 Abbott II: A New Direction

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Larry Lustberg, Esq., Co-Director, Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law, Gibbins Law Firm - Click Here for the resources to this episode

4/4 - Episode 1 The Equity Divide Pre-Abbott and the Early Days of the Fight for Equity

by - David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Paul Tractenberg, Esq., Founder of the Education Law Center and Professor Emeritus, Rutgers Law School - Click Here for the resources to this episode

Meet The Hosts

David Nash, Esq.

David Nash, Esq.

Michael F. Kaelber, Esq.

Michael F. Kaelber, Esq.

David Sciarra, Esq.

David Sciarra, Esq.

Sandra L. Jacques, Esq.

Sandra L. Jacques, Esq.

John K. Worthington, Esq.

John K. Worthington, Esq.

David Nash, Esq., Director of Legal Education – read his bio.

Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., Supervisor of Legal Research and Content Development – read her bio.

Michael F. Kaelber, Esq., Coordinator for Online Development – read his bio.

John K. Worthington, Esq., LEGAL ONE consultant – read his bio.

David Sciarra, Education Law Center Executive Director – read his bio

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