The Constitution of Public Schools: a conversation WITH UChicago Law Professor Justin Driver


Join fellow alums and the Bay Area community for a discussion of Professor Driver's new book.

Join leading constitutional scholar, Professor Driver, and your fellow alumni for a lively discussion of his new book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.


Supreme Court decisions affecting the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer: these are among the defining cultural issues that the Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools.

In his provocative new book, The Schoolhouse Gate, Justin Driver highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students' rights threatens our basic constitutional order.


  • 12 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30-2 p.m. Program & Book Signing

The University of Chicago Law School's Faculty Masterclass Series connects alumni with our world-renowned legal scholars, sharing new insights to the law, and their research, writings, and scholarship, which continues to play an important role in social and economic policy and legal education everywhere.


Event Information

Cost: $35/person; $25/graduates from Classes of 2009-2018; Includes lunch and a copy of The Schoolhouse Gate.



Tuesday, 10/16/18 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm | iCal


University Club of San Francisco
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA

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Event Contact
Andrew Epps, Development Associate