Webinar: Defending Alaska’s Correspondence School Allotment Program: Q&A With Institute for Justice Lawyers
Guest Speakers: Kirby West and David Hodges, Institute for Justice Attorneys
Alaska’s correspondence school programs help families meet the unique educational needs of their children. In January 2023, a lawsuit was filed challenging the correspondence program. Concerned parents, with help from the public-interest law firm Institute for Justice (IJ), have intervened to defend this important program. Join Alaska Policy Forum and IJ attorneys Kirby West and David Hodges for a presentation and Q&A about the pending case against Alaska’s correspondence school allotment program.
Join Alaska Policy Forum and IJ attorneys on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. AK/11 p.m. ET. Come with your questions!
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Kirby West is an attorney at the Institute for Justice. Before joining IJ in 2018, Kirby was a litigation associate at Baker Botts LLP. She clerked for Judge Dennis Shedd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Kirby earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2015. While at Harvard, she served as the Articles Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Between her first and second years of law school, Kirby clerked at IJ’s Texas office.
David Hodges is an attorney on IJ’s Educational Choice Team. David defends educational choice programs in court and heads IJ’s efforts to enact educational choice laws. He was also a member of the IJ team that successfully argued the landmark educational choice case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining IJ, David cofounded the Governor’s STEM Scholars, an educational nonprofit program, and worked for Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer. Following law school, he worked at the law firm Winston & Strawn.