Council of School Attorneys

How to Join COSA

Membership in the Council of School Attorneys (COSA) provides a one-of-a-kind forum for school lawyers nationally and internationally and connection to the NSBA.

COSA Member Benefits and Resources

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

COSA Webinar - The Supreme Court and Public Education: A Deeper Look

What key issues in school law have been addressed by the Supreme Court in recent years? Members of the NSBA legal staff take a deep look at key decisions from the High Court, and how they have shaped education policy and law affecting public K-12 schools. We will tackle topics like racial diversity, prayer and religion in public schools, student and employee free speech, and employment discrimination.

C.L. V. Scarsdale Union Free Sch. Dist. (2d Cir.)

IDEA: Whether courts must consider IDEA's least restrictive environment requirement when determining if a parent's unilateral placement of their child in private school is appropriate for purposes of granting tuition reimbursement under IDEA. Filed March 15, 2013.

Lance v. Lewisville Independent School District (5th Cir.)

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Recovery of damages - intentional discrimination - deliberate indifference standard - exhaustion of administrative remedies requirerment. Filed July 26, 2013.

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Equity & Discrimination: Fourteenth Amendment - Whether a state violates the Equal Protection Clause by amending its constitution to prohibit race and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions. Filed August 30, 2013.

Easton Area School District v. B.H. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

Student Rights: First Amendment - Did school district violate students' free speech rights banning the wearing of cancer awareness bracelets, containing the caption "I [heart] boobies," in school. Filed January 6, 2014.


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