COSA Member Benefits and Resources

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Connect to COSA's School Law Resources and Discussion Groups

By joining COSA, school board lawyers get access to a wide variety of services, publications, and discounts.

Legal Clips

NSBA’s school law blog and weekly newsletter with the latest schools law happenings and trends. Read more

In a one-minute video, learn how to search Legal Clips’ thousands of posts with recent decisions and media reports addressing school law topics. Watch now

Inquiry & Analysis

Our electronic journal is published 10 times a year with articles written by COSA attorneys. Read more

Federal Regulations and Resources

Members receive regular updates via email on proposed and final rulemaking, guidance, Dear Colleague Letters, and announcements from federal agencies that affect your school board clients. Scroll to the bottom of this page under Helpful Links to read the latest issues. Read more

Religion and Public Schools: Striking A Constitutional Balance

School attorneys can use this resource to help understand the law so that they may properly advise their school district clients how to handle various issues that arise between religious freedoms and principles of church-state separation. Read more

Specialized School Law Resources

Search our vast library of relevant school law articles, school law primers, and seminar papers for on-point information on the law on topics you are addressing now. Read more

School Law Primer Series

Twelve volumes on basic topics crucial to your school law practice. Use the written chapters and power points for attorney or educator training. Read more

Seminar Papers

Written papers submitted by presenters at COSA’s School Law and School Law Practice Seminars containing substantive analysis of current issues in school law. Read more


Experts speak on hot topics and mainstays of school law. CLE available in many states. Read more

Live Seminars

Ten-plus hours of school law CLE offered to COSA members at a significant discount. Join your colleagues at these premier networking and professional development events. Read more

NSBAConnect (School Attorney Discussion Forum)

COSA’s social networking platform lets members exchange advice, strategies, thoughts, and documents. All discussions and written resources are searchable. Read more

Here’s a quick three-minute video to show you how to find the treasure trove of school attorney conversations addressing your topic using NSBAConnect. Watch now


NSBA’s education news blog covering school governance and other issues your clients are reading about. Read more

How-to Videos

Visit our video gallery for quick, instructional videos that show you how you can find a trove of references and research for your topic at hand. See how to:

  • Login to for access to COSA member only content. Watch now
  • Search the legal research database for peer-written resources. Watch now
  • Search Legal Clips’ thousands of posts with recent decisions and media reports addressing school law topics. Watch now
  • Find the treasure trove of school attorney conversations. Watch now
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