What Exactly is School Law? … School law attorneys may address issues related to student speech, searches of students, student discipline, the separation of church and state, the education of children with disabilities, employment matters, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and extracurriculars. Some of the areas that are covered are the following:

  • Student records – protecting students’ information
  • Safety – for yourself and your students
  • Copyright – making sure class materials are legally obtained and used
  • Books contain appropriate content
  • Appropriate treatment of students
  • Student Discipline
  • Finance Adequacy and Equity Issues
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employee and student misuse of the Internet
  • Educator sexual misconduct
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Student Search & Seizure