This is something that an education law attorney could advise best on, but you await a response for a week. Until you're able to consult with an attorney who is experienced in education law, it's true that state constitutions may provide certain inherent rights. But as a general rule,...View More
Our child’s school is requiring us to sign a liability waiver that includes willful and/gross negligence to attend a mandatory, all-day retreat. He is not allowed to graduate without it and we’ve been told we are not allowed to alter the language of the release.
I'm sorry you were placed into this position. In general, such liability waivers are not looked kindly upon by courts, for reasons of public policy. In terms of your question of whether or not you should sign it, it's an individual decision. As a general premise, such agreements can be...View More
I'm in grad school and having difficulty with my advisor who isn't advising me. Although I have been able slowly progress on my own, I have now reach a point where I need the her help in gaining research experience need for the completion of my degree. I'm going through the internal... View More
"The Supreme Court reaffirmed that the right to receive information is a fundamental right protected under the U.S. Constitution when it considered whether a local school board violated the Constitution by removing books from a school library. In that decision, the Supreme Court held that... View More
Could not provide the bug they found to prove what it was so for about 4 months my children had to take their bags and coats and whatever else they took to school taken to the nurses to be dried in return left them with out a bag for their books or personal belongings I have received a letter again... View More
An education attorney is most familiar with protocols that school systems apply in the interest of health and public safety in these types of settings. But your question remains open for a week. At this point, you could consider trying to arrange a free initial consult with an attorney - I'm...View More
Grandparent set up UTMA accts for both of my children which are valued close to million each. Grandparent is estranged from grandkids and refuses to use money in acct for schooling. Children cant even get financial aid (FAFSA) as value in UTMA accts would be held against them. Is there any legal... View More
The ability of a custodian to make withdrawals from a UTMA account before the child reaches the age of majority is limited. Generally, unless there is some demonstration that a child's parent is unable to pay for their education, it is improper for a custodian to withdraw funds. However,...View More
Me and two other people witnessed my son 4 years old walking near a major road with his group and his hand wasn’t being held and wasn’t being watched for about a minute and he could’ve went into the street and got hit by a car or something could’ve happened etc
The civil justice system only provides a remedy for harm that has occurred, not harm that might have occurred. Fortunately, your son was not harmed. Speak with the principal and teacher at your son's school and tell them what you observed so that it does not happen again (either to your son...View More
Hello, as an international student in the USA, I got dismissed from college on June 12th, 2023. My appeal was rejected and now I'm looking to apply for reinstatement. what is my next step in this case or how does the reinstatement work in general? thank you in advance
This sounds more like an education law matter than an immigration law matter. But it would be difficult for any type of attorney to advise on your next step, based on the brief facts here. Reinstatement could depend on an academic institution's specific rules and policies. An attorney could...View More
I would like to know about your costs and fees. my son who has autism is turning 5 this year and he is starting Kindergartner and the schools that i contacted asked that he is represented by a lawyer. i don't know why and i would like to know about it if its possible. i also wanted to know the... View More
Your child has "special needs". As such he needs what is called an IEP. Does he have one? Also, I am not sure what school you intend on having your child attend. You may need a lawyer, but you definitely need a plan of action. More facts need to be known, like where on the spectrum...View More
I'm in a school in yonkers public schools district. I am wearing shorts about 3-4 fingers above my knee. A friend told me that the code of the school was 4 fingers above the knee so even if that was true, I shouldn't have been dress coded since my shorts are long enough. But no where on... View More
Your friend should review the hearing papers and learn who is conducting the hearing, whether internal through campus fire & safety or through a public court, what it involves in terms of charges, penalties, campus/academic discipline, etc. She could consider consulting with an attorney to...View More
My friend lives at the dorm in college and while they were gone for spring break, someone checked their room and supposedly found the fire alarm covered by a bag. They now have a hearing for the situation soon and don’t know how to go about it.
The right strategy depends on the college’s bylaws and disciplinary rules, or if in court, the rules of court and the laws cited in the charging documents. Most likely there should be a lot of emphasis on mitigating factors including your friend’s previous record, academic standing, and any...View More
This may be something that most Criminal Defense attorneys and Health Care Law attorneys (categories chosen for the post) do not casually deal with on a regular basis. It may be more along the lines of professional licensing. You could try reposting under Education Law, which might be a closer...View More
For any future inquiries, it could avoid misunderstandings to check with the school administration as to what they want you to say. They could have a standard statement that they want the staff to use in such settings. Good luck
This may be more a personal injury law question than one about educational law. I'm sorry about the assault on your daughter. I hope she is okay. These scenarios are fact-intensive and require examination of school's supervision and other factors. I recommend you reach out to law firms to...View More
It could depend on the extent of damages resulting from the delay in providing medical care. If the ensuing damages are not significant, many law firms would be unlikely to handle on a contingency basis. Good luck
Hey, I am from NYC, CUNY colleges are mandating vaccines to return to in-person classes. Online learning hinders my ability to perform well and isolation from a student environment is affecting my social skills and mentally challenging me. I am emotionally out of touch with the rest of the world... View More
You're fighting a losing battle. The Supreme Court of the United States has, on multiple occasions, rejected challenges to NYC's vaccine mandate for municipal employees. A challenge to a mandate requiring CUNY students to be vaccinated for in-person learning would likely meet the same...View More
I’m remaining in F1 status (student visa-nonimmigration), I have far- relative lives in New York, he is owning a restaurant. I live with him and his family. I volunteer to help him with his restaurant during my free time just about 2-3 hours per week. No income received, no salary, no tips, no... View More
It could depend on what the matter involves. If it's something about an academic issue with a child, an educational law attorney could probably be a first option to consult with. If it involves employment as a teacher, then an employment law attorney. If it involves an injury on school...View More
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