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COSA School Law Seminar

Please join us in San Antonio for the 2018 School Law Seminar!

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys presents its annual School Law Seminar in April 5-7, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Held in conjunction with the NSBA Annual Conference, the Seminar offers school attorneys 11+ hours of Continuing Legal Education credit on important legal topics facing public school boards.

NSBA’s Council of School Attorney, School Law Seminar offers a specialized CLE experience for attorneys representing K-12 public school boards. The seminar will provide invaluable insights and practical advice from experienced practitioners on the key legal issues currently facing public schools.  Our seminar planning committee has designed a program that will appeal to all attorneys who regularly represent public school boards, with topics on issues you regularly address – student rights and discipline, labor and employment, special education, school business issues and governance – plus current hot topics like use of personal devices in schools, handling disruptive visitors, religious speech, and attorney ethics in schools. 

In addition to our longstanding pre-seminar meetings for in house and state association counsel, we are offering a session for attorneys new to the practice of school law. These gatherings include lunch and require a additional registration and small fee. Registration is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.

Early Bird sessions on Thursday afternoon will feature topics in two tracks – Special Education and Students, and Labor and Employment.  These sessions will be offered for CLE, so be sure to attend!

For detailed seminar information, please check out these pages:

You will not want to miss the Seminar’s Opening General Session Thursday afternoon:

Texas Tall Tales: Supreme Court School Rulings from the Lone Start State and Their Relevance Today

Our general seminar sessions will kick off with a look at key Texas cases that have produced nation-wide school law precedent. Plyler v. Doe, Santa Fe ISD v. Doe, and Rodriguez v. San Antonio ISD all started here, and created law for the nation’s schools on undocumented students, prayer at school events, and the status of education as a constitutional right. A panel of school law experts and Texas COSA veterans takes a hard look at how that precedent is being broadened, narrowed and applied in schools and shaped by the courts today.

Detailed program information is available here . COSA is applying for 11+ hours of CLE.  Please check with your jurisdiction for specific rules for live seminars.

You need not be a member to attend this extremely informative seminar.  A COSA membership will provide you with future seminar and webinar discounts.
Register by January 11, 2018 for early bird discounts.  For detailed seminar information, please check out these pages:

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