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Education Law

The legal needs of public and private educational institutions are complex and our experienced education attorneys are dedicated to helping you navigate them. We represent students, public and private colleges, universities, and community colleges, educational foundations, and public and private K-12 schools throughout North Carolina.

Our education attorneys collaborate with other teams within the firm to provide expertise in specialized legal areas such as tax, employment, intellectual property, and litigation. Together, we devise practical and flexible solutions to meet your unique needs in the increasingly complex landscape of education law.

Our experienced litigators have represented educational institutions in appellate, state and federal courts in a variety of matters including civil rights violation claims, employment disputes, construction litigation and First Amendment matters.

Types of Services

  • Board of Education powers and duties
  • Civil rights violations claims
  • Civil torts
  • Construction litigation
  • Disability law
  • Employment discrimination claims and disputes
  • First Amendment violations claims
  • Human relations
  • Open meeting laws
  • Policy development
  • Public records requests
  • Residency and admission issues
  • School budget and finance matters
  • Student rights and discipline
  • Teacher non-renewal or tenure issues

Types of Clients

  • Community Colleges
  • Private Colleges
  • Private Schools K-12
  • Public Schools K-12
  • Public Universities
  • School Boards, Superintendents and Administrators
  • School Board Foundations

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.