William & Mary

Special Education Advocacy Law PELE Clinic

**William & Mary Law School is hosting its seventh annual Institute for Special Education Advocacy. 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. Space is limited. Click here for details. 

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.