Washington, D.C., Education Law Attorney

Contrary to what most people believe, students at private schools have rights too. Just as a student is under an obligation to follow a certain code of conduct and pay tuition and fees, a school must follow its own rules and provide the student with an education. Schools cannot ignore these obligations. The complexity of this student-school relationship can lead to issues and disputes. Education Litigation Group represents students, parents and teachers in a variety of cases, including cases involving dismissal, suspension, and the violation of rights guaranteed by federal law and by the Constitution.

We work on behalf of clients enrolled in public and private institutions of higher learning throughout the United States, even extending to the nation's capital. Our experienced record reaches the Washington, D.C., area, as home of some of the nation's leading private schools, including:

  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • American University

Breach of Contract Damages

We know education law issues occur at the most prestigious private universities. Our skill in handling these cases can help bring about resolution to such disputes. Private universities should be held accountable for the contracts they form with their students. Schools must treat members of their education community with a certain level of fairness. This includes students, parents and teachers.

We know from experience that dismissal or suspension from a medical or other professional school or from a graduate program at one institution can make entering any other program virtually impossible. Students must act to defend their constitutional and contractual rights in cases of dismissal, suspension or other disciplinary action. Hiring an attorney can be the best remedy to salvage a lifetime of career opportunities and income that may be well worth the investment of time and resources.

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We provide legal services to students, their parents and teachers. Education law is far-reaching, not just in terms of the people involved but also in terms of the schools whether public or private. Through pro hac vice admission in various jurisdictions, we represent clients on a nationwide basis. In particular, we have handled education law cases in:

Are you a student, parent or teacher in the Washington, D.C., area with an education-related legal issue? Contact us to find out how our experience with private schools could help your case. Send an email or call our office to inquire about speaking to a lawyer. Our firm represents clients on an hourly fee basis. We are not a contingency law firm for most cases.

Jason J. Bach is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, multiple federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and federal District Courts, and in courts in Nevada, Texas, and the District of Columbia. He can appear pro hac vice in almost any federal court in the United States, and he works with a network of local attorneys across the country to represent clients in numerous states.

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