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Membership Options

Membership Options

Professional ('Regular') Membership

Professional ('Regular') Membership

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Full access to all the resources ELA has to offer, including four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month case index, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, discounts on conference and seminar fees and access to online services such as the SLR Express (ELA's searchable online case database). Monthly membership materials sent via e-mail.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the opportunities that ELA is providing and for the way that membership has enhanced my professional activities. I began teaching school law as an adjunct professor three years ago, and the resources available through ELA have been invaluable in my work."

–Melinda Scott Krei

"During the past two decades education administrators have been charged with implementing a vast new array of laws. For that reason the annual ELA conference had become the most valuable meeting a school administrator can attend. This conference attracts the top people in the field of school law and thus an attendee is presented with the latest and the best information available on what is required under current law."

–Allan Osborne, Ed.D.

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Teacher Membership

Teacher Membership

Annual dues: $75 teacher membership popup window

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This great economy plan is open to full-time salaried K-12 instructors. Enjoy all the benefits of active membership including four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month case index, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, discounts on conference and seminar fees and access to online services such as the SLR Express (ELA's searchable online case database). Optional: For an additional $30, receive hard copies of monthly e-mailed membership materials. 

"I joined ELA as a graduate student and now make a point of telling my students about ELA. I look forward to the conferences each year as they always provide the most current information on a variety of school law issues and provide an opportunity to hear from leaders in the field. I especially appreciate getting to hear from academics, attorneys and administrators. Sharing ideas with folks from multiple perspectives is what makes an ELA conference so uniquely valuable. It’s easily the best conference I attend each year. I wouldn’t miss it."

–Julie Mead, Ph.D.

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Student Membership

Student Membership

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Affordably designed for law students. You must be carrying at least six credits. Three-year limit on membership in this plan. Member materials access: online-only. Otherwise enjoy the full benefits of active membership including four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month case index, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, discounts on conference and seminar fees and access to online services such as the SLR Express (ELA's searchable online case database).

"I joined the ELA as a doctoral student and attended its national conferences. When I became a professor, the opportunities I had over the years to review books and publications made available to me at the conference by vendors that I knew helped me to select my course materials."

–Susan G Clark, J.D., Ph.D., Attorney and Professor

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Emeritus ('Retired') Membership

Emeritus ('Retired') Membership

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This plan is for longtime ELA professional members who have taken a retired or emeritus employment status. You must no longer be working full-time on a salaried basis, and you need to have at least 15 years seniority as an ELA member. Access all the benefits of active membership including four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month case index, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, discounts on conference and seminar fees and access to online services such as the SLR Express (ELA's searchable online case database). Optional: For $30 more, receive hard copies of monthly e-mail member materials.

"My first ELA conference was in 1979, and since then I have only missed one, In all those years, I have seldom been to a session within those conferences where I didn’t learn something. As a practicing administrator (principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent), conference participation developed my knowledge base in school law; it spurred my later interest in becoming both a university professor and a school board attorney. Participation in ELA and its conference has brought me many professional relationships as well as many of my closest friends."

–David Dagley, Ph.D., J.D.

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Library Membership

Library Membership

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This budget plan is for libraries which offer free access to collections. All such public or private entities are eligible, including law libraries which may serve an academic community. Every year, receive four issues of ELA Notes and 12 issues of the School Law Reporter with a 12-month case index. No other member benefits apply.

"Legal issues in education have been a profound impact and shaped education policy and practice. Over the 35 years of my career, the Education Law Association is the only learned society in education where the implications of legal decisions and laws are the primary focus. The association also brings educators, lawyers, administrators and policy makers to the discussion. The annual conference is a forum where research and policy analysis of these legal issues can be fully explored."

–Robert Hendrickson, Ed.D.

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Connect And Collaborate

Connect And Collaborate

"I attribute the vast majority of success I have had in my career to the connections I have made through ELA. This is an incredibly welcoming and collaborative environment. Regardless of career phase or constituency, all members are valued...."

-Joy Blanchard, Ph.D.

ELA welcomes attorneys, professors, school administrators, consultants, and other education professionals who are interested in legal issues in education. Qualifying libraries may purchase the subscription option.

Membership in ELA will give you acces to unbiased information on legal issues in education to make the best decisions you can for your profession. Our collaborative member community gives you access to ideas and opinions from individual members. Current members include: practicing attorneys; administrators and faculty in schools of education and law; school board members; public/private school administrators and teachers; staff members of state and federal education agencies and professional associations; libraries; and students. 

"I have been affiliated with ELA through several stages of my life: as a law student, as a PhD student, and as a practitioner, and there are few things that can point to that have more strongly prepared me in a well-rounded way to be a practitioner of education law."

–Emily Richardson, J.D., Ph.D.

"ELA offers excellent balance between scholarly discourse and practitioner-oriented materials for attorneys and administrators at the  public school and college university levels."

–Joseph C. Beckham, J.D., Ph.D. 

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Everything you want to know about the benefits of joining Education Law Association. Includes membership registration form. Remember, we also make it easy to join online!

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ELA Webinars

Now, your ELA membership also includes exclusive access to our archive of informative webinars, among many other continuing education opportunities. Here's a sample.

Included With Any Individual Membership:

Included With Your Membership:

• Monthly issues of School Law Reporter and annual SLR Index of Cases, providing recent K-12/higher education/Supreme Court case summaries and practical legal analysis in Case Commentaries (view sample) Available both in print and online.

• Quarterly issues of ELA Notes, offering peer-reviewed scholarly articles, member and publication news, and special offers (view sample)

• Special access or advance access to additional publications through our professional partnerships

• 35 percent discount on most of our high-quality and high-value books and monographs, as well as electronic publications

• Advance access to the Education Law Consortium's Education Law & Policy Review

• Special member registration prices for the ELA annual conference and other live seminars

• Free admission to webinars for all ELA members (non-members pay a fee) 

• Access to the SLR Express, a searchable online database comprised of many years of case summaries

• Networking, presenting, and publishing opportunities

• Free access to a Teaching School Law folder, where professor members can share teaching materials

• Improved website, with more networking opportunities, lets you keep in touch with your professional peers