Educational Innovation and the Law
Fri Nov 18, 2011, 8:45AM - 3:30PM
Location: Eck Hall of Law, Room 1170 (Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom)
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Does the law impede innovation in education?
Governor Chris Christie, the 55th and current Governor of New Jersey, will serve as the keynote speaker at this symposium hosted by the Notre Dame Law Review. The event will consider a wide range of legal issues related to education, including the education gap, school choice, charter schools, labor issues, and the effect of the current state and local fiscal crisis on public education. Two panels of legal scholars will present and discuss issues surrounding educational innovation and the law.
Symposium and Panel Schedule
8:00 – 8:30: Continental Breakfast (common area outside Courtroom)
8:45 – 10:45: Panel One – (University of Notre Dame – McCartan Courtroom)
Moderated by Professor Patricia O’Hara
11:00 – 11:50: Lunch (Faculty Meeting Room)
12:00-2:00: Panel Two – (University of Notre Dame – McCartan Courtroom)
Moderated by Associate Dean Richard Garnett
2:00 – 2:20: Break
2:30 – 3:30: Keynote Address by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Biography of Governor Chris Christie
Born in Newark and raised in Livingston, Chris Christie is a lifetime New Jersey resident, absent only the years he attended college.
After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1984, Christie enrolled at Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating in 1987. He joined a Cranford law firm where he was quickly named a partner. He was elected a Freeholder in Morris County, and served as director of the board in 1997.
Christie was named U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2002. As the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey, he garnered praise from leaders in both parties and drew national attention for his efforts in battling political corruption, corporate crime, human trafficking, gangs, terrorism, and polluters. Christie led a widely acclaimed charge against public corruption. Regardless of party affiliation or political influence, when laws were broken, Christie took action. His office racked up an astonishing record—winning convictions or guilty pleas from more than 130 public officials, both Republican and Democrat—without losing a single case.
Chris Christie was sworn in as New Jersey’s 55th Governor on Jan. 19, 2010.