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William S. Richardson School of Law Lecture to Feature Visiting Scholar

Professor of Law Charles R. Lawrence III to discuss school reform

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Doug Janes, (808) 956-6545
William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Apr 2, 2004

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law presents, "The Poor Still Pay More: Charters, Vouchers, Educational Management Organizations and the Illusion of Choice," a lecture by Charles R. Lawrence III on April 8, 2004 at 5 p.m. at the William S. Richardson School of Law.

This is the third lecture in the William S. Richardson School of Law‘s lecture series, "Forbidden Conversations About Education: Race, Privacy, and Community." Lawrence will discuss the school choice movement and how independence alone does not create good schools. He suggests that the strengths found in the best private and charter schools can and should be created within public systems.

Lawrence is a visiting scholar at the William S. Richardson School of Law and a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of numerous articles on race relations, anti-discrimination law and equal protection, and he is among the leading voices in critical race theory. His publications include, "The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality," "Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory," "Assaultive Speech, and the First Amendment" and "We Won‘t Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action." Lawrence recently served on the Board of Education for the District of Columbia Public Schools.