"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 makes it easy and extra affordable for newcomers to give membership a try! First-time professionals can take advantage of our Introductory Membership for one year at a rate that comes out to just $10 a month. Full-time students can join for the equivalent of only $5 a month, for up to three years, and then can transition to one year of Introductory Membership. Students enrolled in a graduate school or law school course in education law whose professor assigns ELA’s Class Pass program as supplemental course material can access ELA resources for one semester (four months) for just $30.

Membership in ELA will give you access to unbiased information on legal issues in education, to inform the best scholarship, instruction, and learning and to make the best decisions you can, whatever your professional role. Our collaborative member community gives you access to ideas and opinions not only in ELA's high quality programming and publications but from the wealth of collective expertise of our diverse members.

"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.