WVU Law at SEALS: Sunday July 23, 2023

This week, WVU Law faculty members are presenting and discussing their scholarship at the 2023 SEALS Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. On Sunday, July 23, 2023, Professor Joshua Weishart participated in a panel discussion at the conference.

Professor Weishart spoke on a panel titled "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez at 50: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward" moderated by Professor Kimberly Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law.

From the program:

50 years ago the United States Supreme Court rejected claims that the federal Equal Protection Clause guaranteed a right to education. Rodriguez has resulted in profound implications for education. School funding litigation has proceeded in most states with substantial wins in some states while other states have held that school funding is the sole province of the legislature. Yet, even when courts rule for the plaintiffs, reform too often is slow and limited. Litigators also have returned to federal court in recent years to advance new constitutional theories for education rights. This panel will explore the implications of Rodriguez for education by examining the lessons we have learned and how to ensure all students receive an excellent and equitable education.

Find more of Professor Weishart's scholarship on SSRN and his SelectedWorks scholarship profile.

A headshot of Professor Joshua Weishart