Thursday, November 30, 2017

John M. Lewis will speak about NH public school funding in the context of considering the Claremont Litigation and like cases around the country.  This talk will deal with New Hampshire’s struggle to provide sufficient funding to its public schools.  It will focus on the Claremont litigation which recognized the State’s obligation under its own State Constitution to both provide and fund an adequate education.  It will also consider how other States have dealt with the funding challenge and the role the State Courts have played in assuring a positive constitutional right to an adequate education.

John M. Lewis was an Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court from 2001-2013 and Chair of New Hampshire’s State Board of Education from 1997 to 2001.

7 p.m. in the Reading Room

Open to the public. Space is limited.  Please call 603-431-2538 for reservations.