Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS)

Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS)

Date and Time

  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Warren Hall, Room 2A

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




September 8, 2018, is the first date of an ongoing series being held on September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3 and November 17. Information about specific topics that will be covered can be found in the program schedule. All series will be held in WH-2A of Warren Hall.

Building on past and current efforts to educate the community on special education law, the University of San Diego School of Law has developed a new Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS). This new program builds on the previous Special Education Advocacy Certificate program, with new curriculum meant not only to educate but also offer practical, hands-on experience in special education law and advocacy.

Appropriate for attorneys, paralegals, special education and other professionals, as well as parents, the series includes six law and practical training seminars, which may be taken individually or as a complete program. Each Saturday seminar is broken up into a morning and afternoon session with a one-hour lunch break. Offered over the course of six Saturdays, the seminars are taught by experienced special education attorneys as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. Participants leave each seminar with knowledge in special education law as well as practical training that gives them hands-on skills. No textbook is required and each seminar includes handouts. A “Certificate of Completion” will be given to all enrollees who complete all six seminars.

Seminars are open to anyone who wishes to enroll.  MCLE credit is available for attorneys and paralegals at no additional charge. . 

Seminar dates and topics:

  • September 8, 2018 -   Seminar 1: Intro to Law, Education & Disability
  • September 22, 2018 - Seminar 2: Eligibility, Entry & Assessments
  • October 6, 2018 -       Seminar 3: IEP Process
  • October 20, 2018 -     Seminar 4: Section 504, Federal Laws & Student Discipline
  • November 3, 2018 -     Seminar 5: IEP Implementation, Compliance & Dispute Resolution
  • November 17, 2018 -   Seminar 6: Early Intervention & Adult Transition

Registration Information

Each of the six, day-long seminars may be taken individually, or the entire series may be purchased in full at a discounted rate.

Registration Category Fee          
Full Series (six seminars) $600        
Individual Seminars (cost per seminar)            $125        
Law Students / Staff FREE
  • Schedule
  • MCLE and Other Credits
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  • Contact Information
Special Education Law

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Melissa Wehr
(619) 260-4031

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