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AERA 2018 Conference - Faculty Participants

We are proud to announce that several of our EDFL faculty members are traveling to the 2018 AERA conference, where t

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As we start gearing up for this year's annual K-12 Education Law Conference, we invite you to look back at our past conferences.  
First held in 2015, our first conference looked at juvenile justice and the school system, special education, sexual harassment, and cell phone searches.  

Dr. Richard Fossey & Dr. Nathan Roberts from UL Lafayette speak to 2015 conference attendees on cell phone searches.

With the first conference being such a success, building on its initial foundations, the 2016 conference examined the law on search and seizures, strategies for avoiding wrongful injury litigation, legal pitfalls for administrators, and student discipline and social media.  

Vicki Younger, Interim Director of Human Resources in Rapides Parish, discusses social media issues at the 2016 conference. 

The Executive Director of the Education Law Association, Cate Smith, came to speak to 2016 conference attendees.

In 2017, the K-12 Education Law Conference brought in more great speakers who discussed school security and working with campus officers during a school crisis, lock-downs, and other security events. Also on the agenda that year were updates for special education law as well as prayer in schools.  

Captain Joey C. Mayeaux of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office discusses law enforcement and school partnerships with 2017 conference attendees.

Prayer in schools was addressed in 2017 by Dr. Kenneth Lane from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Our 2018 conference brought in educators from around the state who got to hear from several guest speakers, including Lynn Rossi Scott, who spoke on administrators and civil rights, Chief Joey Sturm, who spoke on security threats and protective measures, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Walker, who spoke about cyber bullying.  To see more of our 2018 conference, click the image below for a link to watch the video.

Watch the 2018 Conference Video

As our 2019 conference draws near we are busy putting together another great program - we hope that you will join us this year on May 8th at the LITE Center UL Lafayette!
For more information about EDFL's Annual K-12 Education Law Conference please visit