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NC Education Lawyer Blog

  • Writer's pictureCharmaine Neves

What is an Education Lawyer?

As parents, we want the best for our children. And when it comes to our children’s rights, we want to have the best on our sides! But how do we ensure that “the best” is advocating for our children? Let’s start with getting the definition of education law out of the way.

What is education law?

Education law is a field that covers all legal matters related to education. This includes the rights of students, teachers and schools. It encompasses both public education systems and private schools – from kindergarten to high school and beyond.

American laws direct that every child be given the opportunity to an education. Since each state has its own school system there are different laws among the various states and it includes, inter alia, how the schools are managed. This being said, all public schools, including public charter schools, are under the administration of the United States Department of Education, and a body of laws that requires equal opportunities for minority students, historically disadvantages groups, and students with disabilities.

Now that we know what education law entails, let’s look at the why and how:

When should I hire an education lawyer?

It goes without saying that education lawyers are specialists in the field of education. They advocate for the best interests of students and assist in acquiring the support and services desperately needed for academic growth and a positive learning experience while advocating for the fair treatment of all students, without discrimination based on disability, gender, race and sexual orientation. If you are concerned that a school is violating your or your child's educational rights, you should contact an education lawyer.

How do I determine which education lawyer is best for me?

This really boils down to personal preference however there are some general factors to consider, including the following:

  • Years of experience in education law;

  • Experience with your specific legal issue, for instance due process;

  • Exact experience with special education and learning disabilities; and

  • Knowledge of special education law, which might include the IEP process, Section 504 complaints, etc.

What does the Law Office of Neubia L. Harris, PLLC offer?

Educate.  Empower.  Enlighten. These key words encompass the passions of the legal team at the Law Office of Neubia L. Harris, PLLC. We are devoted to protecting the civil rights and liberties of the children and students in the state of North Carolina.


In response to the essential questions above, Attorney Neubia Harris has 10 years of experience in education law which includes: attending IEP meetings, zealously advocating for her clients, filing state complaints, due process petitioners, and federal lawsuits.


In conclusion, our children need a positive learning environment to strengthen their sense of identity, their belief in the future and social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral competence. Together, we strive to achieve this goal!


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