March 31: LAUSD Chief John Deasy to speak on Vergara trial

March 28, 2014

Deasy joins USC law and education experts to discuss Vergara v. California, a court case currently underway to limit teacher protections in California

Contact and RSVP: Merrill Balassone, USC, at (213) 740-6156 or; Tom Waldman, LAUSD, at (213) 241-6766 or

WHAT: Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy will give a keynote address on Vergara v. California, a trial currently underway in Los Angeles seeking to invalidate California’s teacher tenure and seniority-based layoff laws.

Following his talk, Deasy will join a panel of USC education and law experts for discussion and Q&A on the case.


John Deasy, superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District

Susan Estrich, Robert Kingsley Professor of Law And Political Science, USC Gould School of Law

Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the USC Rossier School of Education

Julie Marsh, associate professor of K-12 education policy, USC Rossier School

Katharine O. Strunk, associate professor of education and policy, USC Rossier School and USC Price School of Public Policy

WHEN: 4-6 p.m. on Monday, March 31

**LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy will be available for media interviews at the conclusion of the panel discussion**

WHERE: USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90089 (campus map here: