Council of School Attorneys


COSA is grateful to the accomplished attorneys from its ranks, as well as guest speakers who graciously give their time to plan and present our outstanding program. 

2017 School Law Practice Seminar Planning Committee

Joy Baskin, Chair,
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX

Andrew Manna
Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
Noblesville, IN

School Law Practice Seminar Agenda

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location


Topic and Presenter

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Belmont

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

June 2017: Inquiry & Analysis

In this issue: On February 22, 2017, the Trump administration’s Departments of Justice (“DOJ”) and Education (“ED”) rescinded the Obama Administration’s May 2016 guidance, which advised school districts that transgender students were protected under the provisions of Title IX.

May 2017: Inquiry & Analysis

In this issue: For thirty-five years, parents, school districts and courts have applied the “Rowley standard” to determine whether a school district had fulfilled its obligation to make a free appropriate public education available to a child with a disability. 

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership for 2017-2018

Alexandria, Va. (March 28, 2017) — The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors at its recent annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. COSA supports school attorneys and provides leadership in legal advocacy for public schools; its 22-member Board of Directors oversees its continuing legal education programming and working groups for its more than 3,000 members across the United States and Canada.


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