Education Law: A Year in Review (11th Annual)

Loyola Year End Review



Education Law: A Year in Review (11th Annual)

Loyola Year End Review


Wednesday, June 12, 2024
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Followed by a reception
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor

This seminar will address important developments in education law and policy during the past year. The program will feature:

  • legislative and policy updates from the Illinois State Board of Education;
  • a focus on student mental and behavioral health screening;
  • updates on Title IX, including an overview of the final regulations released in April 2024 and their implications for schools;
  • hot topics in special education law; and
  • a presentation from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on case processing procedures and federal guidance on student-on-student harassment.

This program is approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 3.75 hours of general Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.  The seminar and CLE credit for attorneys are offered free of charge. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided during the seminar, and a reception will be held after the event. 


1:00-1:05 PM                 Welcome and Introduction

  • Miranda Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

1:05 – 1:50 PM               Illinois Education Law & Policy Update

  • Dana Stoerger, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs, Illinois State Board of Education – Update from the Spring 2024 Legislative Session
  • Jeffrey Aranowski, Executive Director for Safe and Healthy Climate. Illinois State Board of Education – Update regarding Mental and Behavioral Health Screening

1:50 – 2:35 PM               Title IX Update: New Federal Regulations and Implications for Schools

  • Amy Kosanovich Dickerson, Partner, Franczek P.C.
  • Emily Tulloch, Associate, Franczek P.C.


2:30 – 3:00 PM               Hot Topics in Special Education Law

  • Caroline A. Roselli, Partner, Robbins Schwartz
  • Micki Moran, Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law & Partner, Grund & Leavitt and Child & Family Law Center of the North Shore

3:00 – 4:00 PM               Supreme Court Update

  • Mark Walsh, Contributing Writer, Education Week, ABA Journal, and SCOTUSblog


4:15 – 5:00 PM               An Update from the Office for Civil Rights: Case Processing and Federal Guidance on Student-on-Student Harassment

  • Adele Rapport, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

5:00 – 6:00 PM               Reception