About the Education Law Association
The Education Law Association is a collegial community of scholars, practitioners, learners and educators.
Members include professors, attorneys, school and college/university administrators, advocates, consultants, public officials, and policy experts. Student members are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and law schools.
We serve emerging, established, or retired professionals in public and private K-12 or postsecondary education and legal practice in education law.
Members come from academic and policy organizations, law firms, and public institutions. They are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about the intersection of education and legal systems, in the United States and worldwide.
Photo: Professors Jennifer Sughrue, President, and Julie Mead, Immediate Past President
Purpose: The Education Law Association improves education by promoting interest in and understanding of education law.
Mission: The Education Law Association is to be the premier association for practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about legal and policy issues affecting all levels of education.
Vision: The Education Law Association will improve education by developing connections between education law, the study of education law, and the application of education law in the field while promoting diversity, equity, inclusivity, and excellence in all levels of education.
We carry out these ends by holding meetings for the presentation and discussion of education law issues, stimulating the teaching and learning of education law, and issuing publications and other information on education law. The Education Law Association serves as a clearinghouse for information on research and publications and provides other member-related services.
The Education Law Association promotes legal literacy through it's publishing house, education programs, and annual conferences.
The Education Law Association publishes books used as professional resources and textbooks, legal periodicals, updates about the field of education law, and newsletters for its members.
The Education Law Association holds an annual conference, webinars, and seminars and offers continuing legal education and professional development programs.
Members access a social learning community and mobile app at EducationLaw.org. There, they access an online library of member resources and engage in a year-round forum for professional networking and the collaborative development and sharing of knowledge.
Since 1954, the Education Law Association has been a vital resource for education professionals and legal advocates serving educational institutions.
Our books and periodicals have become vital resources to advance legal education. Attorneys, law firms, professors, bookstores, and libraries use our timely and timeless publications.
Our annual meetings, courses, webinars, and seminars provide timely continuing legal education for attorneys and professional development for teachers and administrators.
Overall, we measure our impact not only by the quantity of our professional network and services but by the richness of our community, for which we take shared responsibility. We are deeply committed to making hospitality not a slogan but a way of building our diverse community.
Here you matter. Here you belong.
The Education Law Association is a membership association and does not provide legal advice or services. We also do not make attorney referrals or recommendations. You are welcome to create an account to access the member directory that lists practicing attorneys in specific communities and areas of law. Please contact your local, county, state bar association, or legal aid office if you need legal representation.