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‘Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium’ planned

January 21, 2014 | Events

Special education law is an unusual practice field with respect to the breadth of specialized dispute resolution process used to resolve issues.

The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution will focus on the history and effectiveness of many of these processes during the Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium, held Feb. 27-28 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Professors and practitioners from around the country will participate in this two-day event, discussing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”). A “State Practices Roundtable” is planned during the symposium, and panel topics will cover a range of issues, including a closer look at the processes for identifying children in need of special education, how alternative dispute resolution techniques contribute to effective educational plans, and how states create due process for hearings and managing conflict.

Many of the papers presented will be published in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, the leading dispute resolution journal in the United States. For more information about the panel discussions and featured speakers, visit our website.

The symposium is free, and CLE credit is pending.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Also, registrants have the option to pay to attend a dinner at the Barrister Club on Feb. 27 at a cost of $40 and lunch at the U.S. Bank Theatre in the Ohio Union on Feb. 28 at a cost of $25.

Co-sponsors include the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, the Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the ADA Coordinator’s Office at The Ohio State University.

Individuals who would like to purchase tickets for the symposium lunch or dinner, have questions about the symposium, or need to request reasonable accommodations should contact Nick Uzl or Carolyn Cole at