Every student has the right to educational opportunity—including access to special education and a higher education free of fraud.
Each student is unique, but they all have one thing in common: the right to a quality education. Unfortunately, students are often denied this right. For example, schools fail to provide educational services to children with disabilities, in violation of federal and state laws.
Scam for-profit schools dupe college students with limited financial resources into enrolling and taking on crushing student loan debt. Educational records don’t correctly reflect the names and genders of transgender students. These harms and so many others jeopardize students’ futures.
Our lawyers stand with students who need the legal system to right educational injustices. Here is how our lawyers can help:
- Representing students fighting for critical special education benefits
- Bringing class action lawsuits against predatory for-profit schools and regulators that fail to protect students
- Helping veterans access the educational benefits they earned through their service
- Advocating for LGBTQ students facing bullying and misgendering in school
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We are proud to announce Sirrah Harris as our first-ever director of outreach and access to justice! Learn more about Sirrah’s impactful seven-year tenure at NYLAG and how her new role will advance our mission.
After an extensive search, NYLAG has named Amira Samuel as director of Pro Bono & Volunteers.