Presented by: 
William & Mary Law School, PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw, and The Oklahoma Disability Law Center
July 30, 2017 (All day) - August 4, 2017 (All day)
Williamsburg, VA

The purpose of this program is to provide training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students (credit & non credit), new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law. This five-day training program will begin in Williamsburg, VA on Sunday evening, July 30, 2017 with the registration session and welcome reception and conclude on Friday afternoon, August 4, 2017. The program will include approximately 22 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures, taught by national leaders in the field.

Attendance is limited to 55. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly rolling basis until the class is full. Early applications are recommended.

Tentative Agenda


  • History and Applicable Laws
  • Ethics in Special Education Advocacy (CLE credit)
  • Case Review and Analysis
  • Understanding Evaluations, Tests and Measurements
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Section 504
  • Eligibility
  • Behavioral Issues at School
  • Discipline
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Dispute Resolution and State Complaints
  • Preparing a Case for Trial/Due Process
  • Using Evaluations, Tests and Measurements as Evidence
  • Evidence Strategies
  • Legal Claims and Remedies
  • Creating Systemic Change in Your State
  • Bullying
  • Educational Rights of Homeless Youth
  • Transitions

William & Mary PELE Clinic at (757) 221-5735 or