27 Things Every School Attorney Should Know Webinar

Join a former COSA Chair and honorary “dean” of School Law for an inspirational and thought-provoking session that will be meaningful for new and seasoned school attorneys alike. Mr. Pickett guides you through fundamental principles of successful school law practice that are usually learned only through experience and mentoring.  His wisdom will help new school attorneys as they get started and will reinforce some basics for experienced practitioners. This webinar is exclusive to our COSA and State Association Counel members.

Host:                Tammy Carter

Federal Update: An Inside Look at Congressional and Agency Activity Affecting Public Schools Webinar

This webinar will cover the latest developments for ESEA modernization, including House-Senate conference committee actions and initial implementation efforts, should the legislation become law. We expect to be able to share the key components of the final conference committee bill poised for consideration by the U. S. House and Senate. Themes include local governance and flexibility, options for streamlining tests, and locally-designed plans and oversight for school improvement. Meanwhile, federal agencies continue to issue guidance affecting public schools.

Explore San Antonio

Steps Back in History at the Alamo: Take a short 7 min walk from the hotel to remember the Alamo. Home of the famous 1863 battle, the Alamo reminds us of William Barrett Travis’s words:  “I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country — Victory or Death.” The Alamo

Registration and Fees

Registration Fees

Tuition for school law seminar only


Council of School Attorneys Member $725
Inhouse Counsel or Government Attorney
(must be a COSA member)
Non-member $885
Law Student Rate $95

Thursday Work-Alike Lunch Meetings

New to the Practice Luncheon Meeting

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief 2015)

Whether the Fifth Circuit’s re-endorsement of the University of Texas at Austin’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions can be sustained under this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 133 S. Ct. 2411 (2013)

MSBA Sample Sexual Harassment Policy

This sample sexual harassment policy created by the Missouri School Boards Association was presented as a supplement at the COSA School Law Practice Seminar session on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

COSA Investigations Checklist: The Nuts and Bolts: How to Investigate Misconduct

This checklist was presented as a supplement at the School Law Practice Seminar session Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

COSA SLS Presentation - Service Animals in Schools

This was a presentation made by Marylin Batista-McNamara and Barbara J. Myrick at the Council of School Attorneys School Law Practice Seminar 2015.

COSA SLPS Presentation - Ethics in the Life of an Attorney

This presentation was made by Nancy Fredman Krent at the Council of School Attorneys School Law Practice Seminar 2015.


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