Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Education Law and Policy Institute

Save the Date: Loyola’s 4th Annual Education Law: A Year in Review (June 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

The event will begin with a lunchtime discussion of current education issues in Chicago and the interconnections with youth violence and entry into the juvenile justice system.  Following the panel will be a seminar addressing important developments in the area of education law during the past year.  The seminar topics will include special education and the Supreme Court's 2017 decision in Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District; changes in immigration policy and their implications for students, families and schools; educational labor relations issues in a shifting national labor environment; and an update on the 2017 Illinois legislative session and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Lunch will be provided, and a reception following the seminar will take place from 5-6 p.m.  More information is available here.  

Dedicated to Educational Excellence and Equity for Children


‌A vital component of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the Loyola University Chicago Education Law and Policy Institute is designed for students, faculty, judges, practitioners, business leaders and policy makers who strive to serve the educational needs of children through the law.

The Education Law and Policy Institute Offers:

  • A comprehensive and integrated curriculum in education law for students of law and education, as well as for attorneys, educators and school administrators.

  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary research and outreach through publications, conferences, web-based initiatives and community programs in the field of education law and policy.

  • Advocacy resources for children confronting barriers to educational opportunities and educational connections.