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Virtual Annual Conference 2020
ELA's 66th Annual Conference will take place Nov. 4-7, 2020 as planned, but this year's event will be held virtually.
Click here for the Call for Proposals for conference presentations and venue information. Deadlines for proposals for breakout sessions have been extended to July 20, and for roundtable and poster sessions to July 31.
Online registration and info on featured speakers and preconferences will be added soon!
Publications: New & Recent Titles
NOTE: ELA offices are currently closed due to the public health emergency. Until further notice, only limited supplies of titles are available for fulfillment. Please email an inquiry to
• The Yearbook of Education Law 2019 - EXTREMELY LIMITED SUPPLY
• Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law, 4th Ed. - LIMITED SUPPLY
• School Law's Evolution - Reflections of a Texas School Lawyer, by Kelly Frels
• Legal Issues of Faith-based and Other Nonpublic Schools, 7th Ed.
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ELA's Offices are Closed
ELA's offices are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our temporary forwarding address is: P.O. Box 45593, Westlake, OH 44145-9998
At this time, we strongly recommend communicating to ELA by email to
Latest Materials Posted
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• P. Zirkel's Special Ed Legal Alert - July 2020
• P. Zirkel's COVID-19 & K-12 Special Ed Students Legal Update
• Spring 2020 Member Benefits Brochure
• School Law Reporter - Spring 2020
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Webinar July 17!
Next FREE webinar for ELA members and Class Pass holders ($60 fee for nonmembers) is Friday, July 17, 2-4 pm EDT, featuring Fundamentals of Federal Grants Oversight During the Pandemic. To register, use our online form.
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Education Law Association is the premier forum for professionals in K-12 and higher education, in legal practice and scholarship, in private schools and public, and in public policy who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about legal and policy issues affecting education.
ELA is a nonprofit member association offering unbiased information to a uniquely diverse professional membership about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education in public and private K-12 schools, universities, and colleges. For education professionals and legal advocates serving educational institutions or other clients engaged with them, ELA is an indispensable resource.
Access your member materials, participate in Member2Member collaboration, search our case summaries. And receive big discounts on bookstore purchases.
Purchase books or monographs, podcasts, e-books, register for webinars and more. For attorneys, professors, administrators, teachers and law students.
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For decades The School Law Reporter has compiled caselaw from around the country. Now it's gone digital. SLR Express is a searchable database of SLR's vast archives. Quickly find the references you need, across the entire spectrum of school law issues. It's all part of your membership in ELA.
Publications are only one part of what we do. 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 with your membership. Discover the entire range of benefits when you belong to ELA.
The Education Law Association is a membership association and does not answer individual legal questions or provide legal advice or services. We do not make referrals or recommendations, although we are able simply to provide the names of ELA members who are practicing attorneys in a certain community. If you are in need of legal representation, you also can contact your local, county, or state bar association or legal aid office.