Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm
The multiplication of legal risks facing classical schools has accelerated in recent years as states pass gender laws, Covid-19 upends our classrooms and our enrollment, and awareness of sexual assault increases in the post #metoo world. Attorneys Andrew Graham of First Liberty Institute and Gregory Love of Ministry Safe and the law firm of Love, Norris, share their expertise on a panel moderated by attorney, and SCL Chairman, Leslie Moeller. In this rapid-fire session, they will help you understand the warning signs, the biggest mistakes schools make, and where to turn for help and resources. Every school needs at least one administrator and board member taking advantage of this invaluable legal advice.
Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow
First Liberty Institute
Andrew D. Graham serves as Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow at First Liberty Institute, a national nonprofit law firm and think tank dedicated to defending religious freedom for people of all faith traditions.
Previously, Andrew was a partner with the law firm of Jackson Walker LLP, where he achieved an extensive record of success in high-stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts. He has been named a “Super Lawyers–Rising Star” numerous times. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before multiple federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Andrew earned his undergraduate degree in history summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Hyer Society. He then earned graduate degrees in history from Oxford University (Oriel College) and the University of Chicago before returning home to Texas to earn his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.
Andrew is a National Review Institute Dallas Regional Fellow and is a member of both The Philadelphia Society and The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies. He also proudly chairs The University of Texas School of Law’s Dallas Alumni Steering Committee.
Andrew married his college sweetheart, Molly, who teaches at The Covenant School in Dallas, Texas. They have three children—two still at Covenant in Dallas and one on the way to Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia—and are longtime members of Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA).
Gregory Love is a recognized expert in legal standards of care related to child sexual abuse, providing crisis response to ministries and churches nationwide. Litigating sexual abuse cases across the United States, his unique perspective provides valuable counsel to ministry and secular consulting clients, including the United States Olympic Committee, Awana International, Nazarene Global Ministries, Bob Jones University, Methodist conferences and Baptist Conventions and Associations. A shareholder and partner in the law firm of Love & Norris, Love serves as co-founder of MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems. In addition to creating loss control resources for insurance companies, Love regularly trains underwriting and risk management professionals to assess sexual abuse risk. Love has served as guest lecturer at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Leslie Moeller is the Chairman of the Board of the Society for Classical Learning and has served on the SCL Board for 12 of the last 14 years. She currently consults with Classical, Christian schools across the nation in the areas of leadership, administrative function, and governance. She is a member of the Board of New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test. Most recently, she helped lead a three year restructuring of the Upper School at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to her family’s move to Virginia in 2015, she spent 13 years at Geneva School of Boerne where she served in multiple roles including Chairman of the Board, Head of School, Capital Campaign Co-Chairman, founder and coach of Geneva’s nationally-ranked debate program and Senior Thesis instructor. She received her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Economics from the University of Virginia. Leslie and her husband, Eric, have three children.