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The historic exclusion of minority communities from municipal boundaries explored at law school March 17

Loyola press release - March 1, 2005

Loyola University New Orleans’ Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will present “Invisible Fences: How Southern Municipalities Exclude their Low-Income (and Minority) Neighbors,” a lecture by John Charles Boger, the Wade Edwards Professor of Law and Deputy rights, on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 4 p.m. in the Frederick J. Gisevius Moot Court Room 308 of the School of Law on Loyola’s Broadway campus, 526 Pine Street.

After joining the faculty of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law in 1990, Boger actively participated in North Carolina’s school finance reform litigation, Leandro v. State, working with a team of lawyers as amici curiae on behalf of at-risk children in the state. Boger has taught and lectured on education law since 1994, and has written frequently on school finance and school desegregation laws.

In 2002, Boger became deputy director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights. He is also chair of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, a Washington, D.C.-based federation of civil rights, civil liberties, and legal services groups that encourages national coordination of social scientific research and legal advocacy on behalf of the poor. He teaches constitutional law, education law, racial discrimination and poverty law. Boger is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Divinity School. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he was an associate editor of the North Carolina Law Review.

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(Copy by Elizabeth Pease, A’05)