Special Education – 7020
Fall 2012** Multi-semester course
The Special Education Law Clinic offers advanced-standing law students the opportunity to work with and represent children with disabilities and their families. The law students, working under the supervision of an experienced school law attorney, assist with special education legal questions, reviewing special education documents, participating in conciliation conferences and mediations, working informally with schools to resolve disputes, and provide representation in state-level administrative complaints, hearings, and court actions.
Law students may also participate in research projects and legislative and administrative proceedings. The Special Education Law Clinic is a two-semester program. It contains a classroom component mainly during the first semester. Throughout the program, law students will have a chance to meet and hear from professionals in the special education law community, including student advocates and attorneys, opposing counsel, school district staff, and state-level administrative decision makers.