48th Annual Special Education Law Conference | Education

Friday, May 8 at 8:30am to 3:50pm

Iacocca Hall
111 Research Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Special Education Law Conference is a one-day program that provides a year-in-review case law keynote and various break-out sessions on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.


The conference will take place at Lehigh University, College of Education, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015.


The topics for this year's sessions are:


Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Does It Have New Legal Meaning?;

Transportation under the IDEA: Are the Wheels Coming off the Bus?;

Avoiding Due Process Hearings: “It’s All About the Approach”;

Methodology Litigation in the Education of Students with Disabilities: Is There a Change in Direction?;

“Executive Functioning” in K-12 Disability Law: From Disorder to Order;

Extracurricular Activities in the IEP or the 504 Plan: What Are the Legal Boundaries?;

Mental Health: The Legal Obligations of Schools under Disability Laws;

Who Do the Courts Find More Persuasive: School Personnel or Outside Experts?;

Medical Marijuana in Schools: Implication for Educators and Parents;

Disability, Discipline, and Disproportionality: How to Answer the Call for Equity;

Cyber Bullying of and by Students with Disabilities: Recent Legal Developments;

Ethics in Special Education Litigation: Who’s the Client?

Lost in Translation: Eligibility and FAPE for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students; and

Compensatory Education: When Payment Due Exceeds Accounts Received.


Those who will find the program of special interest are: administrators of private schools for students with disabilities, assistant superintendents, superintendents, intermediate unit directors, parents, principals, assistant principals, pupil personnel directors, special education and special education directors, regular and special education teacher-leaders, counselors, school psychologists, school board members, parent attorneys, school attorneys, private schools, mental health agencies, caseworkers, social workers, and hearing officers.


Registration is $195 per person.


ACT48 & CLE Credits are available!


Development & Training

Target Audience

General Public, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents & Families



College of Education
Contact Information

Conference Director - Dr. Perry Zirkel, University Professor Emeritus of Education and Law: paz0@lehigh.edu

Conference Coordinator- Dr. Gina Laura Gullo: inlawcon@lehigh.edu

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