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Our Mission

To provide a forum for students, faculty, and staff to discuss, explore, and engage issues in education law and policy.

Who We Are

The Education Law and Policy Society (ELPS) formed in the fall of 2010 to capitalize on Carolina Law's rich resources in education law and policy. ELPS consists of students, faculty, and staff with a passion for discussing and exploring issues ranging from assessment to funding. The law school is fortunate to include a number of former K-12 teachers and current education activists among its faculty, student body, and alumni. For the first time, ELPS creates a student-led forum to bring all this knowledge and experience together, to exchange ideas, and to provide opportunities for students to explore careers that impact education.

What We Do

ELPS is committed to providing organized speaking events and discussions on a regular basis; to establishing pro bono opportunities in education law; to providing students with networking opportunities; and to connecting students with outside events and activities. The organization keeps members apprised of timely education policy news, volunteer opportunities, and community events through a listserv and Facebook group. ELPS also offers students tangible opportunities to explore extracurricular and career interests in education law while sharing their skills and contributions in the process.

Career directory

ELPS published a career directory in March 2013. We hope this serves as a useful resource for students interested in practicing education law. The directory includes information on education law, resources available online and at Carolina Law, education law attorney narratives, and alumni and attorney contacts. Download the directory (PDF).


For general inquiries about the Education Law and Policy Society please contact Chelsea Parish.

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