March 12, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mountain Time

ACS Arizona: "The Schoolhouse Gate" with Justin Driver

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ

Race, sex, religion, crime, liberty, patriotism, equality. The U.S. Supreme Court’s treatment of these incendiary topics has indelibly shaped public education and the constitutional rights of students around the country. In his new book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, Professor Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s, the Court has regularly abdicated responsibility in protecting students’ rights, risking transforming public schools into Constitution-free zones and in turn jeopardizing our basic constitutional order. How have courts evaluated corporal punishment, random drug tests, strip searches, and transgender students accessing restrooms?

Join the Arizona Lawyer Chapter and ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a conversation with Professor Driver as he analyzes these pressing legal questions regarding public schools and their place in American society.


Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago Law School; Member, ACS National Board of Academic Advisors