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  • ELA 63rd Annual Conference

    November 9-11, 2017 San Diego, CA (Nov. 8 pre-conference day)

    Sheraton San Diego Bay Tower

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    Publications: New Titles

     Religion and Law in Public Schools: History, Philosophy, Trends; Educational Practices; The Trump Administration-Looking Ahead  (February 2017)

    • The 2016 Yearbook of Education Law (January 2017)

    • Case Studies in Higher Education: The Law and Administrative Decision Making (2016)

    • Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law (2016)

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    •  Religion and Law in Public Schools -- New book information

    •  School Law Reporter, June 2017

    •  ELA Notes, April 2017

    •  2017 Annual Conference Information

    •  2017 Annual Conference Registration Form

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    More Events: Seminars & Webinars

    webinarsMultiple webinar topics including weapons on campus, legal Issues with school fund raising, search & seizure, special education, student loans, and more.

    Webinars are FREE to ELA members, otherwise $99 each. So join now and save!

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The Education Law Association is a membership organization and does not answer individual legal questions or provide legal advice or services. If you are in need of legal representation, contact your local, county, or state bar association or legal aid office.

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Mission and Vision

The Education Law Association (ELA) is a national, nonprofit member association offering unbiased information to its professional members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education in both public and private K-12 schools, universities, and colleges.

Together, our professional community anticipates trends in education law and supports scholarly research through the highest value print and electronic publications, conferences, seminars, and other professional forums, increasing the legal literacy of all professionals in education.

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