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Youth and Education Law Project


  • The Youth and Education Law Clinic co-authored a critical amicus brief on behalf of a statewide coalition of advocacy organizations regarding the circumstances under which public school districts can recover their attorneys fees from the parents of children with disabilities.

  • It is generally well-known that Congress and the State of California do not provide sufficient funds to local school districts to ensure that children with disabilities receive the free, appropriate education to which they are entitled.

  • On the 46th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education in 2000, a group of civil rights litigators brought a class-action lawsuit against the State of California, alleging that the state had denied its children many of the "basic educational necessities," including access to textbooks, safe and clean facilities, and qualified teachers.