The High Court and High School Program

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The High Court and High School – 20 Landmark Supreme Court Decisions that Impact Students’ Rights

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Legal Education Committee

Please note: No CLE credit is available for this recording. 

On February 23, 2022, The NJSBA, together with Rutgers Law School (Newark), Rutgers Law School (Camden), Seton Hall Law School and Monmouth University aired a first-of-its-kind program about the high courts and the high schools.

For the first time in NJSBA history, law and pre-law students become the educators! Watch this dynamic program where law students, under the guidance of their distinguished faculty liaisons, provide you with an inspiring overview of 20 landmark cases about students’ rights and jurisprudence. These cases date from 1943 and go all the way up to the present day. The law students will discuss the cases and the law that impact themselves and their peers. 

The program consists of four separate panels, one from each school. Each panel will consist of 5 students and a staff liaison from the school and will be moderated by a member of the NJSBA Legal Education Committee. These presentations will be interactive, dynamic, and educational.

The cases cover topics such as the Pledge of Allegiance and saluting the flag to school prayer, drug testing, freedom of speech, censorship of school newspapers, the rights of undocumented students, searches and seizures, and more.

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Panel I - Rutgers Law School (Newark)
- Ruby Chervin
- Deana Davis
- Derrick Neves
- Amy Patel
- Ned Terrace

Panel II – Rutgers Law School (Camden)
- Christian Baji
- Louis Bayles
- Lauren Brotherton
- Chandler Touchstone
- Tina Taboada

Panel III – Seton Hall Law School
- Michelle Kostyack
- Florencia Marino
- Brittany Peters
- Giancarlo Piccinini
- Christopher Scales

Panel IV – Monmouth University
- Devin Coia
- Shannon Feeley
- Gabriella Griffo
- Daniel Trocchia
- Nashaviyah Steward

Faculty Advisory Committee:

- Lori Outzs Borgen
Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Social Justice, Director of Externships and Pro Bono
Service Program

Seton Hall University School of Law

- Ronald K. Chen
University Professor Rutgers Law School (Newark)

- Kevin L. Dooley, PhD
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Monmouth University

Anjum Gupta
Vice Dean, Professor of Law, and Director of the
Immigration Rights Clinic

Rutgers Law School, Newark

Stacy Hawkins
Vice Dean and Professor of Law
Rutgers Law School, Camden


- Hon. Lawrence R. Jones
Former Superior Court Judge

- Kelly Ann Bird, Esq.
Chairperson, NJSBA Legal Education Committee
Gibbons, PC, Newark