David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Jyoti Nanda Talks to KPCC about Settlement of Lawsuit Brought Against Compton Schools Involving Untreated Trauma in Students

April 1, 2016 – Lecturer in Law Jyoti Nanda was featured on KPCC in a discussion about the settlement of a lawsuit brought against Compton Unified School District last year which argued that untreated trauma is a disability that keeps students from learning and should be addressed by schools.  Compton officials have met with plaintiff’s lawyers and others to settle the lawsuit. 

“If the case had actually gone to trial and had come out in the way I would have wanted it to come out, then it would have been precedent setting and it would have been useful,” to compel similar school districts to also implement policies to help students with trauma, said Professor Nanda.

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