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Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Thursday, February 27, 2014
2:00 – 5:00 PM | Barrister Club

Friday, February 28, 2014
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Ohio Union

 

Symposium

       Thank You for Joining the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution for our Spring 2014 Symposium

Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium

 February 27 & 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014  Second Floor, Barrister’s Club, Moritz College of Law, 25 West 11th Avenue (next to Panera Bread)

Note: CLE credit was available for this conference. It took place in wheelchair accessible facilities and real time captioning was provided for the presentations.  You may register here. If you have questions about access or wish to request other accommodations please describe on the registration form or contact L. Scott Lissner.

2:00-5:00 p.m. – State Practices Roundtable:  Lawyers from various states discussed their experience with their state’s special education, dispute resolution system.

Participants:

  • Moderator:  Erin Archerd, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor and Heck-Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Esther Canty-Barnes, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Education and Health Law Clinic, Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
  • Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Experiential Education, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Gregory, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Cathy Skidmore, Special Education Hearing Officer, The Office for Dispute Resolution, Pennsylvania
  • Dean Hill Rivkin, College of Law Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN
  • Mark Weber, Vincent de Paul Professor of Law, DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner at Figlio: 3712 Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington, 43221

  • Free to panelists.
  • Conference attendees may purchase dinner in advance for $40 per person by contacting Nick Uzl or Carolyn Cole at osujdrsymposium2014@gmail.com

Friday, February 28, 2014 U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio State Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210 (across the street from the Moritz College of Law)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Coffee and Registration

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Child Find

Participants:

  • Moderator:  Ellen Deason, Joanne Wharton Murphy/Classes of 1965 and 1973 Professor in Law, The Ohio State University
  • Erin Archerd, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Philip T.K. Daniel, Flesher Professor, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
  • James L. Moore III, EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

10:15 – 12:00 p.m. – Dispute Resolution Design

Participants:

  • Moderator:  Sarah Rudolph Cole, John W. Bricker Professor of Law; Director, Program on Dispute Resolution, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Experiential Education, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Reece Erlichman, Special Education Hearing Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Ralph Gardner, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
  • Michael Gregory, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard University
  • Philip Moses, Associate Director, The National Center of Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), Eugene, Oregon
  • Mark Weber, Vincent de Paul Professor of Law, DePaul University, College of Law

12:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch at the Barrister’s Club: 25 West 11th Avenue (next to Panera Bread)

  • Free for panelists.
  • Conference attendees may purchase lunch in advance for $25 by contacting Nick Uzl or Carolyn Cole at osujdrsymposium2014@gmail.com

 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Section 504 and IDEA Enforcement Mechanisms

Participants:

  • Moderator:  Nancy Rogers, Professor Emeritus of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Paul Grossman, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Hastings College of Law; retired Chief Regional Civil Rights Attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco, CA
  • Wendy Hensel, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law, Georgia State University, College of Law
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
  • Cathy Skidmore, Special Education Hearing Officer, The Office for Dispute Resolution, Pennsylvania
  • Nancy Welsh, William Trickett Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Penn State, Dickinson School of Law
  • Perry Zirkel, University Professor of Education and Law, Lehigh University

About the Symposium 

The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University held a Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium on Thursday, February 27, 2014 and Friday, February 28, 2014 . Many of the papers were published in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, one of the leading dispute resolution journal in the United States.  Professors and practitioners from around the country participated in this two-day event.  Co-sponsors for this event included the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, the Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the ADA Coordinator’s Office at the Ohio State University.

The law of Special Education is an unusual practice field with respect to the breadth of specialized dispute resolution processes used to resolve issues.   This symposium will focus on the history and effectiveness of many of these processes with discussion of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”).

This free conference was held in Columbus, Ohio — the state capital and an easily accessible and centrally located city with plenty of transportation, hotel, restaurant, and entertainment options for attendees.

CLE Credit Resources

Full attendance at the Friday made participants eligible for 4.75 Ohio CLE credits. Materials from Friday’s sessions can be found below:

Pasachoff – Advocates, Federal Agencies, and Special EducationPasachoff - Exhibits; Colker – OHIO; Colker – CALIFORNIAGrossman - ADR in Special EducationWeber – In Defense of IDEA Due Process Slides; Weber – In Defense of Due Process Paper; Daniel – Child Find