School Law

Navigating Student Walkouts and Mass Protests

This brief outline will help school districts identify issues and potential responses to meet the challenges arising from student mass protests. It is the appendix to Coercion, Conscience, and the First Amendment: A Legal Guide for Public Schools on the Regulation of Student and Employee Speech (1/31/2018). First Amendment Guide link

Vidal v. Nielsen (New York v. Trump) Preliminary Injunction Order

NSBA is pleased to report that a federal district court judge in New York has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction in Vidal v. Nielsen (New York v. Trump), a case in which NSBA and other national educational organizations filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs challenging the DACA rescission.  The judge ordered the administration to resume processing renewal requests under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until the full case is resolved.

Davison v. Rose (4th Cir.)

Governance: Whether public office holder's private social media account constitutes a public forum for Fisrt Amendment purposes?

R.M. v. Gilbert Unified School District (9th Cir.)

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether IDEA's FAPE requirement that a student's IEP must provide educational benefit as defined by Endrew F.  outweighs IDEA's preference for such benefit in the least restrictive environment.

School Law Practice Seminar Materials by Session

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location

Session

Topic and Presenter

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

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

Airport and Travel

From O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

2017 School Law Practice Seminar - Hotel

*The COSA room block at the Marriott Magnificent Mile is now full. COSA has secured additional rooms for the nights of October 18-21st at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/ Magnificent Mile. However, the rooms are filling up quickly, specifically the night of October, 18th.

School Law Practice Seminar Agenda

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location

Session

Topic and Presenter

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

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

Tinker speaks on free speech in public schools

Mary Beth Tinker is a rock star among legal circles. After she spoke at COSA’s session on free speech in public schools on Friday at the School Law Seminar, she was surrounded by admirers. Audience members were hoping to get a signed black armband – a piece of history from one of the students in the seminal 1969 First Amendment student free speech case Tinker v. Des Moines.

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