Duke Law faculty members Jane Wettach and Brenda Berlin of Duke Law’s Children’s Law Clinic will present a case law update. Prof. George Gopen, Duke Professor of Rhetoric, will present a session on better legal writing.
The conference is part of the National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers, a program of the Seattle University School of Law. This is the first time such a conference will be held in the southeast. The IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – is the federal law requiring school districts around the country to provide appropriate services to children with disabilities that affect learning. Under the law, each state must create a mechanism for parent concerns to be addressed through a due process proceeding and must assure that the due process hearing officers are trained.
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