School Law Conference – Reduced Student Registration!

The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) is presenting the 2014 School Law Practice Seminar, a Continuing Legal Education program provides school attorneys from across the country the opportunity to study and discuss complex areas of their dynamic practice, which includes cutting-edge issues of constitutional law, as well as employment, ethics, and special education issues.

Law students are offered a significantly-reduced registration fee, and assign a COSA member to be a mentor figure during the seminar.  It is an outstanding opportunity for law students to network with school attorneys and to learn about this fascinating area of the law — one of the few in which constitutional issues come up every day. The School Law Seminar will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, October 9-11, 2014. The law student registration fee has been reduced to $95a large savings over the regular fee of $850Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis for law students, and we are holding 15  registrations for  students at  the discounted rate. There are still discounted registrations available. Here are some of the topics our speakers will be addressing:

  • Through the Haze: Finding Clarity on Complex Issues Accompanying Marijuana Legalization, This session will present an engaging – and possibly contentious – discussion about key issues for school district employees and students, including the appropriate level of regulation. 
  • School District Data Privacy/Data Breach and Response
  • Bullying and Harassment: Legal and Policy Issues
  • National School Boards Association’s Legal Advocacy at Work presented by NSBA General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr.
  • Discipline for Off-Campus Conduct
  • School Websites and Social Media Pages
  • A PG-13 Review of Hot Topics in Employee Online Speech
  • Same Sex Rights and Benefits, Their Impact on School Districts’ Policies and the Changing Legal Landscape
  • A Discussion of Interscholastic Eligibility Issues and NCAA Eligibility and Compliance
  • Accommodating Transgender Students in Public Schools
  • The Violent or Disruptive Student with Disabilities
  • Ben Franklin on Ethics, Talented actor and teacher Christopher Lowell brings Ben Franklin to life for an unforgettable legal ethics lesson.
  • And more…

Program information is available online at Students should complete this registration form and send via email to or by fax to 703.519.6497.

Registration forms must include:

  1. the name of the student’s law school and student status to ensure the reduced student rate of $95.
  2. the student’s payment information on the registration form.

For additional information about this special registration offer, contact Laura Baird at or (703-838-6150).