Educational institutions operate in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment. With so much at stake, more than 150 clients turn to Husch Blackwell’s education attorneys for legal guidance so that they can concentrate on serving their students and communities effectively and efficiently. Our Education Team understands the unique needs of educational institutions and leverages this experience to provide effective legal counsel in a cost-effective manner.
We have helped clients navigate federal civil rights issues, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). We have extensive knowledge of federal and state court decisions in the area of education law and enforcement activities of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. The team has in depth experience dealing with special education issues arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, we have worked on matters involving federal and state school finance issues, including regulations implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and labor and employment issues including, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Husch Blackwell is proud to have a strong commitment to public education and a dedication to excellence.