Our Mission Committed to Increasing Your Legal Literacy Committed to Increasing Your Legal Literacy Education Law Association is the premier forum for all professionals in education who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about legal and policy issues affecting education. We are 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. For education professionals and legal advocates on behalf of educational institutions and individual clients, ELA remains an indispensable resource. The Education Law Association is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions by any of its contributing authors or editors. If you have any questions about the application of issues raised herein to your present situation, seek the advice of a competent attorney or professional. Our members include practicing attorneys; education law professors; education faculty; school board members; public/private school administrators and teachers; staff members of state and federal education agencies and professional associations; law librarians; and students. Together, by presenting pertinent legal information our community strives to anticipate trends in education law and support scholarly research. Our reporting, through a vast network of volunteers, provides information on case law and legislation in myriad formats, allowing members to make legally solid and confident decisions in policy and action. We accomplish this through the highest value print and electronic publications, conferences, seminars, webinars and other professional forums.