February 10, 2017

There will be a panel discussion to honor Rutgers Law School Professor Emeritus Paul Tractenberg, a leader in New Jersey public education, on Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington St. in Newark.

The panel discussion, “Using the Law to Achieve Thorough, Efficient and Desegregated Schools: Celebrating the Career of Professor Emeritus Paul Tractenberg,” will be moderated by Lawrence S. Lustberg of Gibbons P.C.. The panel will feature retired New Jersey Chief Justice Deborah Poritz; retired New Jersey Associate Justice Gary Stein; Rutgers Law School Professor Elise Boddie; Professor Julia Sass Rubin of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; and David Sciarra, Executive Director of the Education Law Center.

The event, which will be held in the Baker Moot Courtroom on the first floor of the law school, is free and open to the public.

For further information, or to sign-up to attend, please click on this link.

Panel members will discuss, among other topics, the current state of school finance and desegregation in New Jersey. Following the panel, Brenda C. Liss of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti will moderate individual tributes from colleagues in the many fields of Professor Tractenberg’s endeavors. At 6:30 there will be a reception in the second floor atrium to honor Professor Tractenberg upon his retirement.

Professor Emeritus Paul Tractenberg taught at Rutgers Law from 1970-2016 and became a nationally-known expert in public education He is a prolific writer, sought-after speaker, advisor, and a leading legal advocate. He established the Education Law Center in 1973; The Institute on Education Law and Policy in 2000; and the Center for Diversity and Equality of Education in 2016.

Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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