Upcoming Event–State of Emergency: Educating the Black Male

November 7, 2013

Charlotte School of Law’s Education Legal Society and the Black Law Students Association will be co-hosting “State of Emergency: Educating the Black Male” on November 13, 2013, at 5:30pm at Charlotte School of Law’s Center for Experiential Education. The highlight of the event will be a panel discussing the constitutionality of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ African American Males Task Force August recommendation to start an all African-American male K-12 school, as well as school disciplinary data and research regarding educational best practices for this population of students.  The panel will consist of Rev. Kojo Nantambu, President of the Charlotte Chapter of the NAACP; Belinda Cauthen, M.Ed., Education Liaison for the Charlotte Chapter of the NAACP; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Attorney and Charlotte School of Law alumnus Jonathan Sink; Council for Children’s Rights Attorney Deborah Whitfield; and Charlotte School of Law Constitutional Law Professor Jean Veillieux. There will be a networking reception that follows.

Event Information:

State of Emergency: Educating the Black Male

Hosted by Charlotte School of Law’s Education Legal Society and Black Law Students Association

November 13, 2013, at 5:30pm

1300 South Boulevard, Suite K

Parking Information:

Students: Please use the light rail or park in the adjacent parking lot on Bland St. If you are not a clinic student, you will need to come to the front door on South Boulevard for entry.

Community Members: Our office is located on the right, in between Nikko’s Sushi and Post South End, just before the corner of South Boulevard and Bland Street. Please park either in front of our office on South Boulevard or in the adjacent parking lot on Bland St. If both parking lots are at capacity, there is an additional paid parking lot just over the light rail crossing on Bland St. You will gain access to the building through the front door of our office on South Boulevard.


Civil Rights Clinic member Lindsey Engels becomes Student Liaison to the Education Section of the NC BAR.

January 25, 2013

Lindsey Engels, a new member to the Civil Rights Clinic, has recently been appointed as the Law Student Liaison to the Education Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Lindsey is a former special education teacher from Virginia, and her work with the Council for Children’s Rights here in Charlotte has fueled her passion for child advocacy, seen through her presidency of the Education Legal Society at the Charlotte School of Law and her dedication to a new project regarding school discipline in partnership with Hailey Strobel.

As the Law Student Liaison, Lindsey will help promote the Education section in all 7 law schools across the state of North Carolina, help in obtaining articles and information for the newsletter, help organize networking socials with the 7 law schools and help promote membership from those law schools to the Education Section. If you are interested in education law, please join the Education Section of the NCBA and join the Education Legal Society at the Charlotte School of Law.  You may email Lindsey at leengels@gmail.com.


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