School Law Jobs

 View the Latest Job Openings for School Lawyers

COSA members and State Association staff, post your school attorney position here!


Tucson, AZ: Associate to the Superintendent & General Counsel for Amphitheater Public Schools

Open until filled

Description: The Associate to the Superintendent serves as General Counsel, Designated Public Lobbyist, Ombudsman and Custodian of Records; provides legal counsel and practical guidance to the Governing Board, the Superintendent, school administrators and department staff; and oversees the Human Resources, Benefits, Records Management, and Equal Opportunity departments.

Apply here


Hartford, CT: School Law / Education Law Associate for Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Description:Shipman & Goodwin LLP is seeking an attorney with one to three years of experience to join our prominent and thriving school law practice in Hartford. Experience in one or more of the following education law areas is preferred: student discipline and student rights, special education, labor relations, grievance and interest arbitrations, employment counseling, Board governance, and non-discrimination issues. Prior representation of public school districts and/or independent schools, colleges and universities strongly preferred. Strong counseling skills and exceptional presentation skills required. Top academic credentials and excellent written and interpersonal skills are required along with admission to the Connecticut bar.

Apply here


Attorney for Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, P.C.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2018

Short description: Special Education/Student Services. Seeking experienced litigator to represent public and private schools on student service issues involving education, special education/disability rights and student discipline. This position requires an attorney with strong interpersonal skills and judgment to provide advice and consultation to our public school and municipal clients. Mass. Bar admission required. All candidates must possess superior academic credentials (Law Review and top class rank preferred) and excellent research, analysis and writing skills. Litigation and public speaking experience are a plus. Please forward resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to .

Apply here


Minnetonka, MN: Attorney for Booth Law Group LLC

Application Deadline: May 16, 2018

Booth Law Group LLC in Minnetonka, Minnesota has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced attorney. Ideal candidates will have at least 1-3 years of experience and an interest in education and employment law. We are looking for someone who is detail orientated, able to work independently, highly motivated, and has proficient research and writing skills. They must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be dependable and have their own transportation. In addition, candidates must thrive in a fast-paced work environment, have the ability to multitask and set priorities. This position will offer a challenging opportunity and competitive wages. For more information: Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to or fax to 763-253-4160. No phone calls please.

Apply here


Saint Paul, MN: GENERAL COUNSEL for Saint Paul Public Schools

Application Deadline: May 17, 2018

Description: Saint Paul Public Schools will have an opening for a new General Counsel beginning July 2018. Position oversees delivery of comprehensive, client-focused, and cost-effective legal services to school district and reports to Board of Education and Superintendent. General Counsel provides legal advice to district leaders and departments (e.g., human resources and labor relations) to accomplish district purposes with a minimum of legal risk. General Counsel represents district in administrative and court proceedings, manages litigation and negotiates agreements, and supervises other attorneys and legal assistant.
Requirements: Candidates must have at least ten years of legal practice experience and be authorized to practice in Minnesota. Legal practice experience must include the following legal areas: education, public sector, employment and labor, special education, human rights, contracts, public-sector data practices and data privacy, constitutional, and courtroom experience. Reference Job Number 1005598 for General Counsel.

Apply here


Columbus, OH: Attorney

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

Description: Small, AV-rated Columbus, Ohio law firm with a practice in public sector management-side labor and employment law and education law seeks an attorney with zero to three years of experience. Related experience preferred. Strong academics and written and verbal advocacy skills necessary. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit cover letter and resume in confidence to: Jennifer Tomlin at

South Carolina

Beaufort/Hilton Head, SC: School Attorney

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

Description:The Beaufort County School District (“BCSD”) is hiring a School Attorney to provide direct, full-time professional legal counsel and representation for the Superintendent and BCSD staff on school district matters. This position reports to the Superintendent. Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Superintendent.

  • Prepares and conducts litigation and administrative law hearings
    involving the BCSD as directed or authorized by the Superintendent, including (but not limited to) the preparation of all pleadings and trial and appellate briefs, negotiations between parties and the conduct of trial and hearings at the level of original jurisdiction or on appeal, and all other court or hearing appearances in order to represent most effectively the interests of the BCSD as those interests are interpreted by the Superintendent.
  • Supervises outside counsel and the conduct of all litigation against the BCSD and BCSD employees.
  • Prepares and renders written and oral legal opinions, provides formal and
    informal advice and counsel, and provides research services upon request to the Superintendent and BCSD Staff.
  • Attends and provides legal advice at meetings as the Superintendent may direct.
  • Provides legal assistance in the drafting of legal documents, policies, rules and regulations, resolutions, applications, and all other legal or quasi-legal papers upon request.
  • Provides legal assistance in the drafting of state legislation proposed by the BCSD for presenting to the state legislature.
  • Maintains a current file of all legislation introduced in the state legislature and interprets the impact of such legislation on BCSD interests.
  • Maintain files and supervises periodic revision of policies and rules and regulations promulgated by the Superintendent.
  • Performs such other duties consistent with his/her professional competence as the Superintendent from time to time assign.

Apply here


Alexandria, VA: Senior Attorney for National School Boards Association

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description:The National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeks an experienced attorney to support NSBA Legal Advocacy work and Council of School Attorneys (COSA) programs.  The Senior Attorney will write amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts, research and monitor federal legal developments affecting schools, respond to media and member inquiries, staff committees, write and edit publications, supervise legal interns, and more.  

Please see the job listing page for responsibilities and qualifications.

Apply here

Alexandria, VA: Program Director, Council of School Attorneys for National School Boards Association

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The National School Boards Association invites applications for the position of Program Director, Council of School Attorneys. The ideal candidate is an innovative attorney with experience in education law (K-12 preferred) --- or if a non-attorney, then an individual with 10 plus years of state or national bar association management and attorney programming experience.

Apply here

Manassas, Virginia: Assistant Divsion Counsel for Prince William County Public Schools

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

PWCS is seeking an experienced attorney to provide legal services to both the School Board and the school division, with primary concentration on special education and employment law issues. The ideal candidate must hold a J.D. from an accredited law school with membership in the Virginia State Bar, plus a minimum of seven years experience in the practice of education law.
Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Please submit resumes to Keith Johnson, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, at or call 703-791-8377 on or before June 1, 2018.

Richmond, VA: Assistant County Attorney for Henrico County

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Henrico County Attorney's Office is seeking to hire two full-time attorneys with a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, to handle special education and other legal matters for the School Board and School Administration. The two successful applicants will join an existing attorney in the School Board's offices. Because the School Board operates 72 schools with over [48,000] students, the positions offer a challenging, fast-paced and varied practice, including litigation and administrative agency representation, a wide range of legal issues, and work with highly educated clients.
For both positions, expertise preferred in at least one of the following
areas: public school legal issues, student rights, custody, educational rights, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, constitutional law, civil rights, and education law.  For one of the two positions, extensive knowledge of and experience in special education law and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act litigation is required.
Both positions require excellent advocacy, legal research and writing skills; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public officials and the general public; and good professional judgment.  Experience with local government practice is preferred.

Apply here


Federal Way, WA: Director of Employee Relations for Federal Way Public Schools

Open until filled

Description: The Director of Employee Relations provides a leadership role to the School Support Coordinators in integrating people, processes, and technology in service of the District’s schools and departments.

This position manages a variety of Human Resources functions including labor relations, negotiations, contract management, grievances, employee investigations, employee discipline, contract interpretations, policy development, technical assistance and support for administrative staff, and project assignments consistent with the position’s scope of responsibility.

Apply here.

Go to top