Evan Blewett is a fourth-year law student at the DePaul University College of Law. Evan graduated from DePaul University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. Evan has had a breadth of experiences that have informed his passion for and interest in utilizing the law to create social change. From 2007-2008, Evan worked as the Assistant to African American Finance for the Obama for America campaign, making him one of the youngest paid staff members in the national headquarters. Working directly with the leaders of the African American community, Evan helped raise over $3 million dollars in campaign funds. This position opened Evan's eyes to the diverse and challenging political interests of the African American community. From there, Evan went abroad to Dublin, Ireland for to pursue an internship in the Irish Parliament. For three months, Evan served as an intern and assistant to Senator David Norris, an active and prolific statesman. In this position, Evan compiled research and briefed Senator Norris weekly on issues such as extraordinary rendition, water pollution, the 2009 Irish budget, cluster munitions, the EU Commission on Human Rights, third-level school funding, stem cell research, the European Defense Agency, and the Lisbon Treaty. After returning to America and completing his undergraduate degree, Evan wasted no time in enrolling in law school. Evan also secured a job at the DePaul University College of Education as an administrative assistant. Evan spent the first three years of law school working full-time at DePaul while attending courses in the evening. Fortunately, he had ample opportunity to collaborate on research projects with one of the faculty he assisted, former attorney Andrea Kayne Kaufman. Evan did research and state reporting in compliance with state law in this position while working his way through law school. Evan recently joined the Chicago-based business law firm Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. as a Law Clerk. Evan assists over 70 attorneys at that firm in matters ranging from Banking, Taxation, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Employment Law, Probate, Healthcare, and Litigation. Evan's (ever-growing) list of research interests include: Tort Law, Civil Rights & Discrimination Law, Education Law, Disability Law, Intellectual Property Law, Employment Law, and Constitutional Law.
Special Education Law
When Good Enough Is No Longer Good Enough: How the High Stakes Nature of the No Child Left Behind Act Supplanted the Rowley Definition of a Free Appropriate Public Education (with Andrea Kayne Kaufman), Journal of Law and Education (2012)
This Article asks the basic question whether the good enough education standard required by the...