Council of School Attorneys

Financial Hardship Policy

COSA offers a discounted rate for professional development for members who are experiencing financial hardship.

School Law Seminars and Webinars

COSA offers seminars and webinars for its members, as well as CLE credits for attending. 


The Bylaws of COSA


Pursuant to Article XVI of the Constitution & Bylaws of the National School Boards Association (hereinafter referred to as the "NSBA"), a Council of School Attorneys (hereinafter referred to as the "COSA") is hereby created. COSA shall be organized and operated in accordance with these bylaws and the Constitution & Bylaws of the NSBA.

How COSA Works

Court Room

NSBA formed COSA in 1967 to provide information and practical assistance to attorneys who represent public school boards. Our Office of General Counsel and COSA staff provide professional and executive support and programming for our members, school attorneys, and school leaders across the United States and in our International Partner countries. COSA also supports the legal advocacy efforts of NSBA.

What School Lawyers Do

School lawyers advise school districts on legal matters and help school boards comply with state and federal regulations.

Add a School Law Job

COSA members, state school board association members, and school districts can use this form to post school law jobs to our site.

School Law Jobs

View the latest job openings for school lawyers from all over the United States and Canada.

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.


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