Panel to Discuss Legal Issues in Special Education on March 12

William & Mary Law School will present a panel discussion, "Unique Legal Issues in Today's Special Education System that Affect Students, Parents, Teachers, and School Systems," March 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 127 of the Law School. A question and answer period will follow. The forum is sponsored the Children's Advocacy Law Society and is free and open to the public. A reception with the speakers will immediately follow the lecture.

The panel will feature Gregory Baker, senior lecturer and director of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Law School, and Brenda Williams, professor in the School of Education, as well as Kathy Maybee from the Parent Education Advocacy Training Center, and Cheryl Ward from the Endependence Center in Norfolk.

The Children's Advocacy Law Society (CALS) promotes awareness of the legal needs and rights of children and encourages students to become active children's advocates. In addition to sponsoring lectures and panel discussions, CALS sponsors lunches with visiting scholars and practitioners and seeks to increase student involvement with organizations that provide legal services for children and advance children's rights.

For more information, contact Maggy Lewis, CALS panel chair, at