William & Mary

PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic

Our Mission

The Special Education Advocacy Clinic was formed to assist students with disabilities 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 the supervision of a managing attorney, offer their services to families at no charge. The clinic relies on law school and private donor support to assist families.  


The PELE Clinic has two applications available at this time for families seeking assistance in special education matters. In addition to its regular application, the PELE Clinic has launched a project aimed at serving the military families of Virginia in special education matters. Please click on the appropriate option below to apply for services.

General Application for Services

Virginia's Military Families Application for Services