Lecturer to examine neighborhood impacts of Catholic school closures
Public school closures are not the only educational hardships impacting America’s urban neighborhoods. A rapid disappearance of Catholic schools from the urban core is another trend driving negative impacts on neighborhoods, and will be the subject of the next John B. Gage Lecture sponsored by the School of Law.
Nicole Stelle Garnett, a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, is the author of “Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America” (Yale University Press, 2009) and a senior policy coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Her address, “What Happens When You Close Urban Schools,” will focus on the impacts of Catholic school closings on urban neighborhoods in Chicago.
The lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the E.E. “Tom” Thompson Courtroom in the UMKC Law School building, 500 E. 52nd St. The lecture is free and open to the public.
On related topics, the ABA Section of State and Local Government along with UMKC Law School will host a symposium the day following the lecture addressing legal and policy issues affecting public education. The general public is invited to attend for a reduced cost. CLE credit is available for attorneys.
Additional details are available online.