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Education law expert to discuss diversity

Robert A. Garda Jr., an expert in education law from Loyola University in New Orleans, will be the featured speaker at various events being hosted by the School of Law and the College of Education.

Garda will discuss “The Benefits of Diversity for White Students” at a lecture sponsored by Georgia Law’s Education Law Students Association on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. The author of a recently published article in the Florida Law Review on a similar subject, Garda’s lecture, which is open to the public, will focus on the academic and social benefits white students receive in multiracial schools.

Earlier in the day, Garda will participate in a law school debate at 12:30 p.m. in classroom B.

On Feb. 3, Garda will lecture from noon-1 p.m. in Room G5 of Aderhold Hall.  He will discuss his recent publication, “The White Interest in School Integration.” The seminar, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Education’s Dean’s Council on Diversity.

A Loyola College of Law faculty member since 2002, Garda is the author of numerous articles and reports on education law. His legal scholarship covers a variety of topics, including the rights of disabled students, affirmative action, integration in K-12 education, special education spending and legal issues surrounding charter schools.