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    A successful ELA 68th Annual Conference was held Nov. 2-5, 2022 in Orlando, Florida and online. 

    Mark your calenders for ELA's 69th Annual Conference, Oct. 25-28, 2023 in Reno-Tahoe.

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    Publications

    Orders for individual print books can be placed online through our bookstore at the link below. Rush orders cannot be filled; please allow a week for delivery. 

    As of Nov. 14, 2022, two titles may be ordered print-on-demand directly from Amazon.com: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law 3rd and 4th Editions. Watch for more selections with this option coming soon.

    No ebook versions of ELA titles are available at this time.

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    How to Contact ELA

    ELA is now a virtual organization! Our mailing address is P.O. Box 45593, Westlake, OH 44145. Please contact ELA by email at , or by phone (voicemail only) at 833-ELA-1954 (833-352-1954).

    Latest Materials Posted

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    • November ED LAW Update

    • P. Zirkel's Special Ed Legal Alert - November 2022

    • Links to ELIP articles, Case Closeups, WELR Commentaries

    • Writer Resources & ELA Style Guide 

    ELA members: In the top main menu, navigate to For Members/Members' Pages. This content is only for our members, and you must be logged in to view it.

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    Recent Webinar

    Supreme Court Webinar: End of Term Discussion with Education Law Experts

    Derek Black, Martha McCarthy, and Mark Walsh 

    Thursday, July 7, 2022
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific time
    Followed by optional discussion by professors teaching education law

    To join the webinar, click here.


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Increase Your Legal Literacy

The Education Law Association (ELA) is the premier forum for current, aspiring, or retired professionals involved in public and private K-12 or postsecondary education, in legal practice in the area of education law, as well as in education policy organizations, who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about the intersection of our educational and legal systems.

ELA is a collegial community of scholars and practitioners, including professors, attorneys, law and graduate students, school and college/university administrators, advocates, consultants, public officials, policy experts, and others. The association publishes books used as professional resources and textbooks; publishes and edits legal periodicals and updates about the organization and its members; holds an annual conference, webinars, and seminars; maintains a online library of member resources; and above all provides a forum for professional networking and the collaborative development and sharing of knowledge.

A nonprofit member association, ELA offers its uniquely diverse membership unbiased information about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education. For education professionals and legal advocates serving educational institutions, or for other clients engaged with them, ELA has been an indispensable resource since 1954.

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Membership in Education Law Association gives you access to a host of professional events, from our popular annual conference to regional seminars and webinars. Earn discounts on all of these, including free admission to most webinars, with your membership. Discover the entire range of benefits when you belong to ELA.

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    Book Study on "School House Burning"

    Friday, June 11, 2021

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Derek Black, J.D., Professor of Law and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina

    Register

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    How to Contact ELA

    ELA is now a virtual organization! Our mailing address is P.O. Box 45593, Westlake, OH 44145. Please contact ELA by email at , or by phone (voicemail) or fax at 833-ELA-1954 (833-352-1954).

    Latest Materials Posted

    Log in now to view the latest materials

    • P. Zirkel's Special Ed Legal Alert - June 2021

    • May ED LAW Update

    • Introductory Issue of ED LAW Update - April 2021

    ELA members: In the top main menu, navigate to For Members/Members' Pages. This content is only for our members, and you must be logged in to view it.

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    Publications

    Orders for individual print books can be placed online through our bookstore at the link below.

    Commercial bookstores should email purchase orders for multiple copies by email to  and  , or by phone or fax at 833-ELA-1954 (833-352-1954). All ebook orders are fulfilled through Amazon.com.

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    How to Contact ELA

    ELA is now a virtual organization! Our mailing address is P.O. Box 45593, Westlake, OH 44145. Please contact ELA by email at , or by phone (voicemail) at 833-ELA-1954 (833-352-1954).

    Latest Materials Posted

    Log in now to view

    • P. Zirkel's Special Ed Legal Alert - June 2021

    • May ED LAW Update

    • Introductory Issue of ED LAW Update - April 2021

    ELA members: In the top main menu, navigate to For Members/Members' Pages. This content is only for our members, and you must be logged in to view it.

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    Book Study on "School House Burning"

    Friday, June 11, 2021

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Derek Black, J.D., Professor of Law and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina

    Register

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    Plan To Be There!

    ELA's 67th Annual Conference is a "hybrid" event scheduled to take place Oct. 20-23, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas, and virtually. The event attracts scholars and practitioners from all over the U.S. and Canada and a number of other countries.

    This uniquely diverse gathering draws attorneys, professors, education leaders and administrators, graduate and law students, teachers, public officials, consultants, reporters, and other stakeholders from the worlds of PreK-12 and higher education; public, private, and charter; colleges of education and law schools; plaintiff- and defense-side; and labor and management.

    It's an extraordinarily welcoming gathering that offers the richness of programming this diversity makes possible. Virtual participants will be able to view featured programming in real time and recordings of other sessions at their own convenience.

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The Education Law Association is a membership association and does not provide legal advice or services. We also do not make attorney referrals or recommendations, but we are able to provide the names of ELA members who are practicing attorneys in a certain community and/or area of law. If you are in need of legal representation, you also can contact your local, county, or state bar association or legal aid office.

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