Education Law

The issues that affect schools, students and educators are more complex, nuanced and urgent than ever.

From rapid-response to misconduct or bullying to long-term strategic planning for private schools, our attorneys have the education-specific knowledge you need. Core to our approach is a deep understanding of how education works from classroom to boardroom. Our attorneys know the trends, the regulations and the hot-button issues that all play crucial roles in effective education.

Experience is the most effective teacher, and we have a long track record of finding resolutions for public-school and university students, as well as for the faculty and employees who work for educational institutions. In the role of General Counsel, we also integrate closely with the administrators of private schools to support their missions.

If you are an administrator or individual with an education-related legal question, McMillan Metro can help. Please call us at (301) 251-1180 or submit an online inquiry so that we can assist you.

SOME OF THE WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU
A student complained to my university because I teach historical material about race in my courses. What rights do I have?
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In our polarized society, it is becoming commonplace for students to complain about professors who tackle difficult academic topics in the social sciences. In our experience, many of these complaints are misplaced because students arrive in college ill-prepared to engage in robust academic debate. Our attorneys can defend your academic freedom and ensure that your employment rights are protected during internal investigations and grievance processes so that you can avoid damage to your reputation, improper suspension, or even dismissal.

I have been falsely accused of academic misconduct? What should I do next?
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Plagiarism, cheating, and accessing unauthorized materials are some of the more common forms of academic misconduct which students face. It’s important to find out exactly what you are being accused of, the policies your school or college is applying to define academic misconduct, and what opportunity you will have to defend yourself. Unfortunately, many disciplinary processes are so informal that the student’s rights are not adequately protected if the student doesn’t have their own lawyer.  We can help you through the entire process from gathering information to presenting your case and arguing for the least severe sanction. If you have been treated unfairly, we can also help you appeal the decision.

MCMILLAN METRO OFFERS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS EXPERTISE IN:
  • Governance And Leadership
  • Risk And Crisis Management
  • Employment Contracts
  • Manuals, Training And Compliance
  • Employment Disputes And Negotiations
  • Auxiliary Programs And Camps
  • Technology And Facilities
  • Enrollment Contracts
  • General Counsel
  • Student Handbooks
  • Academic And Disciplinary Violations
  • Health And Safety
  • Admissions And Accommodations
  • Bullying And Harassment
  • School Role In Custody Disputes
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Corporate And Business Law

MCMILLAN METRO OFFERS STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES EXPERTISE IN:
  • Privacy And Social Media
  • Discrimination And Harassment
  • Grade Appeals
  • Accommodations And Special Education
  • Title IX
  • Conduct Issues
  • Faculty And Staff Employment
  • Workplace Disputes
  • Professional Licensure
  • Academic Freedom