Call for Abstracts
January 13, 2017

What can students say or not say at school? Say or not say online? Wear or not wear to school?  This engaging presentation uses various examples of t-shirts as a backdrop to explore the boundaries of student speech in the school setting.   You were once a child in school, have a child in school, or will have a child in school. Why not learn a bit about the First Amendment and its application to our kindergarten through 12th grade students?

  • First Amendment Overview
  • Tinker v. Des Moines and the “Substantial Disruption”
  • Bethel v. Fraser and What is Considered “Vulgar, Lewd, Obscene or Plainly Offensive”
  • Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier and “School Sponsored” Speech
  • Morse v. Frederick and Speech that “Promotes Illegal Drugs or Alcohol”
  • Harper v. Poway and the “Rights of Others”
  • Dress Codes
  • T-Shirt Pop Quiz

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The state bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the mandatory continuing legal education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 3.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the state bar of Arizona, including 0.00 hour(s) of professional responsibility.


Speaker Bio:

Jessica S. Sanchez
Tri-District Legal Counsel

Tempe School Districts
480.345.3746
jssanchez@tuhsd.k12.az.us

C/O Tempe Union High School District
500 West Guadalupe Road
Tempe, Arizona 85283

Jessica Sanchez is the Tri-District Legal Counsel for the Tempe school districts (Tempe Elementary, Kyrene Elementary, and Tempe Union High School District).  She has been in this position since June 2014 and feels honored to be a part of three fantastic teams!

Prior to becoming the Tri-District Legal Counsel for the Tempe school districts, Ms. Sanchez was a partner at Udall Shumway, PC.  Ms. Sanchez has focused her practice primarily in the area of education law, representing school districts and charter schools throughout the State. Prior to joining Udall Shumway, Ms. Sanchez served as in-house legal counsel for the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Ms. Sanchez has experience providing legal advice and representation on a broad range of matters including, but not limited to, enrollment, discipline, student rights, employment issues, procurement, and governing board liability issues. Ms. Sanchez has conducted many in-service training programs on a variety of topics, such as special education, staff ethics, public records, student records, bullying, hazing, student discipline, and child abuse reporting guidelines. Additionally, Ms. Sanchez has presented variety seminars for the National Business Institute, MEDS-PDN, and the Arizona School Boards Association.

 Education

  • D., Arizona State University, 2006
  • A., Northern Arizona University, 2002

 Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona

 Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Bar Leadership Institute
    • Appointments Committee
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Hall of Fame Committee
  • National School Boards Association
  • Arizona School Board Association
  • Arizona Council of School Attorneys
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
    • 2016 President
    • 2013 Emerging Leader Award
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Pipeline Program Mentor

Register Here

The state bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the mandatory continuing legal education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 3.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the state bar of Arizona, including 0.00 hour(s) of professional responsibility.