School Law Section MCLE
Speaker: Kathleen Hirsman
Topic: Interplay of the Roles of School Board Attorney, Law Professor and School Board Member
Location: Bar Center, 126 S County Farm Rd, Lower Level Classroom
Summary: The attorney/educator’s various roles in representing school districts, teaching graduate students and future lawyers, and serving school communities – Changing and broadening one’s perspectives in furtherance of excellence in public education.
Brief Bio: Kathleen Hirsman is a Senior Lecturer in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and she received her J.D. from Loyola. At Loyola, Ms. Hirsman teaches courses in Fundamentals of School Law, Special Education Law and Advocacy, and Labor and Employment Law in the Education Workplace. Ms. Hirsman is also adjunct faculty at Concordia University Chicago, where she teaches in the Masters and Doctoral programs in Graduate and Innovative Programs: Educational Leadership, and Early Childhood Education. Prior to law school, Ms. Hirsman attained a master’s degree in Linguistics from University of Illinois-Chicago, and taught English-as-a-second-language in public schools and at the university level. Ms. Hirsman has 25 years’ experience in school law practice, representing and counseling school districts in board governance issues, student issues, special education, labor and personnel matters, collective bargaining, general litigation, and in general corporate advisory capacity. She currently serves as an elected member of the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86.
Only DCBA members will receive CLE credit for this meeting.
Please pre-register for lunch.
No handouts at this time.