William & Mary

Special Education Advocacy Law PELE Clinic

Our Mission

The Special Education Advocacy Clinic was formed to assist special-needs children and their families with eligibility or Individualized Education Program meetings, discipline matters, mediation, and administrative hearings.  The clinic is designed to bolster the partnership between families and schools and is part of the Law School's Parents Engaged for Learning Equality (PELE) Initiative.

Law students, working under Professor Crystal Shin's supervision, offer their services to families at no charge. The clinic relies on law school and private donor support to assist families.