NSBA Council of School Attorneys
2017 School Law Seminar, March 23-25 in Denver, CO!
Sheraton Denver Downtown
This is an optional event and fees are in addition to full conference registration fees. There is no additional fee if you are a Council of School Attorney member and a full conference registrant. Please click here for more information.
Just added – inside the beltway session! Seminar attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear from the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice (and former COSA Chair), Tom Wheeler, on the new administration’s policy goals in the school law arena. Bring your questions to this candid conversation.
Join us in Denver as the NSBA Council of School Attorneys celebrates 50 years of legal advocacy on behalf of public schools. Formed in 1967 under the corporate structure of the National School Boards Association, COSA began as a small but dedicated core of attorneys determined to provide a national forum for the exchange of information on the complex legal problems facing public schools. Today, COSA is over 3000 attorneys strong, and provides its members robust and thriving online discussion forums, two annual seminars, webinars, and publications. Together, COSA attorneys form a support network for one another; a trusted cohort of colleagues dedicated to the mission of public schools.
This is the School Law Seminar of a Lifetime!
At the 2017 School Law Seminar, COSA attorneys past and present will gather in the Mile-High City to celebrate the extraordinary evolution of school law in the last half-century from a specialized employment practice to the wide-ranging set of issues we address today. Celebrity presenters including Jeffrey Toobin and Mary Beth Tinker will join COSA all-stars to discuss our shared history, our current challenges, and our predictions for the future of school law.
- Keynote address by bestselling author and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court and public education
- General sessions presenting issues that continue to shape school law: free speech, religion, discipline, federal regulation, NSBA legal advocacy
- Break-out sessions on crucial topics: IDEA, Title IX, technology, employment, boot camp
- Commemorative events, give-aways, and a celebratory reception to honor the work of COSA and its members.
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