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Jobs as education attorneys are critical to our society because they are in place to keep our educational system a fair, safe and equitable place for students to learn.

There are many educational laws put in place to protect the interests of students, educators and administrators, but the primary focus is often on the needs of the students, who do not have the experience or ability to advocate for themselves.

Education attorneys specialize in this field because they focus solely on education laws and how to enforce current laws and implement new laws.

Their primary goal is to advocate for students who have faced discrimination or another barrier preventing them from receiving the same level of education as their peers. This may be access to education, lessrestrictive environment settings for students with disabilities, and the power of the school district as a whole.Other issues may look at the legality of home schooling, alternative schooling and the actual school day.

A good education attorney is aware of all the school polices as well as local, state and federal laws and how to apply these laws in school systems. He or she should also be knowledgeable about a variety of disabilities as well as abilities in students. There should also be a degree of empathy in working with students and parents as well as being fair with educators at the same time.

Often, education attorneys begin as a teacher who then goes to law school. These former teachers are naturally qualified because they have been in the front lines of the classroom and know the many issues that can come up in a school day, particularly in the life of students with disabilities. Parents of students with disabilities may also become interested in this legal avenue because they may have dealt with access to education issues themselves.

Regardless, an education attorney needs to complete undergraduate school with a BA as well as the requisite three year law school graduation with a juris doctorate degree. Additionally, these individuals need to successfully pass the bar exam in their state.

Salaries for attorney education jobs vary greatly and are dependent on the state the attorney works in, the organization they work for and the level of experience the attorney has.
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Oct 31, 14 USA - IL Chicago

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Director, Licensing and Copyright Candidate will identify new licensing opportunities for institute’s content, and is accountable for year-over-year growth of copyright and licensing revenue both through new agreements and renegotiation of existing agreements. Will be responsible, in partnership ...
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Oct 30, 14 USA - VA Arlington

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EXIM Learning and Development Director Duties: Reporting to the Vice President of Global Trade Compliance, will be responsible for leading a team of ITAR and EAR professionals in ensuring policies, procedures, and best practices with regard to export control laws, regulations and guidelines are imp...
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Oct 29, 14 USA - DC Washington

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Account Executive Law School Washington DC Duties: Create preference among law students, librarians, faculty, and staff in an assigned territory of law schools by assessing the needs of the customer, developing a school-specific business plan, selling the advantages in meeting customer needs, and p...
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Nov 21, 14 USA - NJ Moorestown

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Seeking a Mid-level Attorney – Education and Litigation with 3-5 years' experience. The candidate should have practice background in Education and Litigation. NJ and PA Bars membership is required.
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Nov 21, 14 USA - AZ Phoenix

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Part-time Traditional Campus Instructors The candidate will be speaking assignments, and all written work will acquaint the student with the theory, practice, and necessary technological literacy required for effective message building and presentation. Essential duties and responsibilities include...
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Nov 19, 14 USA - NY New York City

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OEO Title IX Attorney Duties: Under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), with latitude for independent action, will manage various aspects of the Department of Education’s (DOE) Title IX compliance plan. Will ensure department-wide compliance with Title IX, ...
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Nov 19, 14 USA - MA Boston

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Assistant, Associate and Professor The candidate should have J.D. Degree or comparable degree from an accredited institution and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarly achievement. Should have interest in teaching and conducting research in Elder law and trusts & estat...
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Nov 19, 14 USA - NJ Florham Park

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Education Law Attorney The candidate must have experience of 3-4 years and possess a strong knowledge base in the area of special education law. Must have excellent skills and writing and oral communications, issue analysis and strong research skills. Must be a member in good standing of the New Je...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - GA Fort Benning

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Education Program Administrator (District Superintendent)-GS-1710-15 The candidate will work for department of Defense. Duties: The principal focus of the District Superintendent is the organization, operation, administration, assessment, and support of the schools within the District; provides dir...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - PR Fort Buchanan

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Education Program Administrator (District Superintendent), AD-1710-15 Responsibilities: Candidate will be responsible for organization, operation, administration, assessment, and support of the schools within the District. Provides direct supervision and broad professional leadership in designing a...
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