Education

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Reed Smith attorneys understand the educational environment. Our education lawyers counsel school districts and municipalities, as well as the leaders of colleges and universities across the country. The challenges facing educational institutions run the gamut of legal concerns that confront businesses, albeit in an academic environment. We routinely work with presidents, vice presidents, general counsel and other administrators. In addition, we work with trustees, faculty, coaches and students.

It is the presence of students that makes educational institutions different from any other type of client. Students inject a new dynamic into every issue, from the already-complex areas of civil rights to the use of technology and employment law.

Our attorneys have the background and experience to provide counsel and to represent colleges and universities in specific controversies in the wide range of matters that are critically important to educational institutions.

We regularly conduct informative programs for K-12 schools, and also hold seminars for faculty, staff and administrators of higher education institutions.