The Institute, through the work of our students and faculty, serves the educational needs of children through direct representation and policy initiatives, including support for:

  • children in the special education process
  • children facing suspension or expulsion
  • children experiencing bullying or harassment at school
  • children whose education is impacted by involvement in the juvenile justice system or placement in foster care
  • efforts to make quality preschool available to all children

Educational Advocacy Program

Loyola’s Educational Advocacy program is an alternative to a field placement. Working under close supervision of a law school faculty member, students provide advocacy for youth involved in school disciplinary, bullying, and special education proceedings. Students may also work on policy projects related to education law matters, develop training manuals and materials, and provide trainings for parents or community organizations.

Placements with Loyola’s Educational Advocacy Program are supervised by Jackie Ross.