I am a parent and special education teacher. I am interested in Special Ed law. Are there law schools that allow you to specialize in this field? I’m really anxious about succeeding at this higher level.
Law schools around the country are developing children’s programs and advocacy clinics that address the critical shortage of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
Need info about programs? Worried about succeeding? Don’t know how to prepare? Find articles and information, videos, parent training programs…
In law school clinic programs, student lawyers provide representation and advocacy to youth, families, and caregivers in special education and school discipline matters, community outreach and education, school reform litigation, policy research, and advocacy.
In most clinics, students are actively engaged in interviewing, counseling, negotiation, fact investigation, community and school meetings, as well as administrative and court hearings.
You’ll find information about finding a law school that offers a program in Disability Law, Special Education Law, or Family and Children’s Law. As law schools and clinics contact us about their programs, we continue to update this listing.
You will also find inspiring articles about the new generation of advocates trained in law schools and clinics who will hit the front lines running, armed with knowledge and an array of skills.
Pete and Pam taught Law 363: Special Education Law & Advocacy, when W & M Law School opened the PELE Clinic to assist children with special needs and their families with eligibility or IEP meetings, discipline matters, mediation, and administrative hearings.
Is Special Ed Law for Me? Read Pete’s advice if you want to be an attorney who specializes in special ed litigation.