Service & Public Interest Programs
Pro Bono Research Group
Pro Bono Research Group
Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus OH, 43202
Phone: (614) 688-8693
Woodside Speaker Series
Using the Economic Stimulus to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Strategies to Use Stimulus Education Funds to Improve School Climate
- Date: April 30, 2009
- Time: 3:00 p.m.
- Location: Barrister Club (25 West 11th Avenue)
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Experts and practitioners will discuss proposals for reforming the health care system and ways that attorneys can assist their clients in obtaining access to health care.
The Pro Bono Research Group (PBRG) at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law would like to announce Matthew Cregor, a staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, as the 2009 Woodside Speaker. Cregor will present his speech on Thursday, April 30 during the juvenile law symposium presented at Moritz entitled, “Reinventing Juvenile Law: A New Construct for Practice and Policy," co-sponsored this year by the Justice for Children Project, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, and PBRG.
Cregor works on federal, state, and local policy efforts to improve school climate (e.g., school discipline code reform, expansion of state-level structures for Positive Behavior Supports, and federal law/policy initiatives to improve school climate). Cregor also co-facilitates the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s Alternatives to Zero-Tolerance Working Group – a national coalition of teachers, parents, and advocates working to expand practices that improve school climate and reduce suspension, expulsion, and referrals to law enforcement. Cregor taught fifth grade in the Bronx, N.Y., as a Teach for America Corps Member and is a 2006 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.
Cregor will present his speech, “Using the Economic Stimulus to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Strategies to Use Stimulus Education Funds to Improve School Climate,” at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at the Moritz College of Law’s Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave.
About the Event
Dr. Frank C. Woodside III has contributed generously to the Pro Bono Research Group. The most wonderful aspect of his gift is the endowment that ensures perpetual support for PBRG.
The Pro Bono Research Group is able, through his contributions, to provide an excellent experience for law students where they can apply what they have learned in the classroom to issues concerning Americans today. In addition, his gift provides the support necessary for PBRG to present the annual Woodside Speaker Series.
Previous Woodside Speaker Series Events
- 2008: Health Care Law and Policy: How Our Legal Community Can Help Improve the Health of the Underserved
- 2007: Protecting Consumers
- 2006: The Right to Housing: Building a Solid Foundation
- 2005: Education for All: Overcoming Poverty and Disparity in American Schools
- 2004: Combatting the Global Race to the Bottom: Low-Wage Workers in a Profit-Driven World
- 2003: Serving America's Working Poor: Combating Multiple Injustices with Action and Advocacy
- 2002: Confronting the Impact of Welfare Reform with Holistic, Community-Oriented Solutions
- 2001: The Future of Poverty Law: How Will We Serve Our Underserved?