Membership Plans

There are four different ways to belong to the Education Law Association. View our membership brochure.

 "Legal issues in education have been a profound impact and shaped education policy and practice. Over the 35years of my career, the Education Law Association is the only learned society in education where the implications of legal decisions and laws are the primary focus. The association also brings educators, lawyers, administrators and policy makers to the discussion….."   Robert Hendrickson, Ed.D.

Regular (Professional) Membership

Full access to all the resources ELA has to offer, including four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month Case Index, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, discounts on conference and seminar fees and access to online services such as the SLR Express (ELA's searchable online case database). Monthly membership materials sent via e-mail.

• $250 per year

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the opportunities that ELA is providing and for the way that membership has enhanced my professional activities. I began teaching school law as an adjunct professor three years ago, and the resources available through ELA have been invaluable in my work."   Melinda Scott Krei

 "During the past two decades education administrators have been charged with implementing a vast new array of laws. For that reason the annual ELA conference had become the most valuable meeting a school administrator can attend. This conference attracts the top people in the field of school law and thus an attendee is presented with the latest and the best information available on what is required under current law."   Allan Osborne, Ed.D.


All the privileges of active membership with an option to receive hardcopies of monthly e-mailed membership materials for an additional fee of $30. A retired member is an individual who has taken a retired or emeritus employment status, is no longer working full-time on a salaried basis, and has been an ELA member for at least 15 years.

• $150 per year


All the privileges of active membership. Restricted to students taking nine or more credit hours and may be held for a maximum of two years.

• $75 per year

"I joined the ELA as a doctoral student and attended its national conferences. When I became a professor, the opportunities I had over the years to review books and publications made available to me at the conference by vendors that I knew helped me to select my course materials."
Susan G Clark, J.D., Ph.D.


Under this budget membership plan, receive four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month case index. No other member benefits apply. A library shall be defined as one operated by the government or by a private entity where the public or academic community is generally given free access to collections.

• $150

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