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Introductory Membership

Introductory Membership

Annual dues: $120professional membership popup window

For those who are in their first year ever as full Professional members, ELA offers a special, one-year, one-time-only introductory rate of 50% off regular price. This plan is also a great upgrade option for Student members who have finished their three-year student eligibility. ELA members receive full access to all the resources ELA has to offer, including all of ELA’s digital periodicals, access to online resources, free webinars, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, and significant discounts on conference and seminar fees. Most importantly, ELA members are part of a uniquely diverse and collegial fellowship of practitioners, scholars, and teachers. Introductory members receive all this for what amounts to just $10 per month.

"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.

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

Attending the Education Law Association Conference was professionally a transformative experience. Colleagues were incredibly welcoming, providing valuable feedback on my research and insightful suggestions on how to improve projects moving forward. The conference gave me the opportunity to get further connected within the education law community, and multiple professional opportunities have emerged as a result.

–Paula Chan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Cleveland State University

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Professional Membership

Professional Membership

Annual dues: $240professional membership popup window

Professional Membership is the default membership status for working professionals. ELA members receive full access to all the resources ELA has to offer, including all of ELA’s digital periodicals, access to online resources, free webinars, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, and significant discounts on conference and seminar fees. Most importantly, ELA members are part of a uniquely diverse and collegial fellowship of practitioners, scholars, and teachers. Professional members receive all this for what amounts to just $20 per month.

"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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Student Membership

Student Membership

Annual dues: $60 student membership popup window

Graduate or law students who are carrying at least six credits in a semester are eligible for Student Membership in ELA at a steeply discounted rate. There is a three-year limit on this plan, but student members who wish to remain ELA members after that time still are eligible for ELA’s one-year Introductory Membership, which provides a 50% discount off the regular Professional Membership. All ELA.members receive full access to all the resources ELA has to offer, including all of ELA’s digital periodicals, access to online resources, free webinars, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, and significant discounts on conference and seminar fees. Most importantly, ELA members are part of a uniquely diverse and collegial fellowship of practitioners, scholars, and teachers. Student members receive all this for what amounts to just $5 per month.

"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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Senior Membership

Senior Membership

Annual dues: $120emeritus popup window

Those who are aged 65 years or older are eligible for Senior Membership, which comes at a discount of 50% off the regular rate for Professional Membership. You do not need to be fully or mostly retired from working or to have been a long-time ELA member. ELA members receive full access to all the resources ELA has to offer, including all of ELA’s digital periodicals, access to online resources, free webinars, a 35 percent discount on ELA publications, and significant discounts on conference and seminar fees. Most importantly, ELA members are part of a uniquely diverse and collegial fellowship of practitioners, scholars, and teachers. Senior members receive all this for what amounts to just $10 per month.

"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

Annual dues: $150library popup window

This budget plan is for libraries that offer free public access to their collections. All such public or private entities are eligible, including academic libraries or law libraries that serve an academic community. Subscribing libraries receive ELA digital periodicals, which provide the latest court decisions and analysis of other developments in education law, “Education Law Into Practice” resources for practitioners, and case commentaries analyzing court decisions.

"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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Class Pass

Class Pass

Dues: $30/semesterclass pass content image 270

This program has been affordably designed for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students as a supplemental resource assigned by a professor of a course in education law. The Class Pass subscription lasts for one semester (four months from the start date). Gain access to ELA's archive of recorded webinars, digital periodicals including ELA Weekly and School Law Reporter, and archive of Education Law into Practice (ELIP) articles. Please note that the ELA member discount of 35% off on most bookstore purchases is not available through the Class Pass program. Please allow one business day for activation.

"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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ELA welcomes attorneys, professors, school and university administrators, law and graduate students, teachers, public officials, consultants, education writers, and other education professionals and stakeholders who are interested in legal issues in education. Our uniquely diverse membership represents K-12 and higher education law, law schools and colleges of education, public and private schools, plaintiff- and defense-side practice, and labor and management, from across the U.S. as well as from Canada and farther abroad. Qualifying libraries may purchase the subscription option. ELA is the "Big Tent" of education law!

 

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