An Introduction to Charter Schools and the Laws that Govern Them

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.


Warren Hall 3D

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Curious about charter schools? Wondering what they are and how they operate?

This seminar will provide attorneys and law students with an introduction to the legal issues involved with advising charter schools.

This seminar will help you answer the following questions:

  • How are charter schools different from other public schools?
  • How are charter schools organized, operated, and governed?
  • What special laws does a charter school need to comply with?
  • How do charter schools serve students with special needs under IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act?
  • What legal, operational and political issues do charter schools face?
  • How can attorneys help the charter school movement?


  • Anne Lee, Esq.: California Charter Schools Association, Senior Legal Counsel
  • Allison Magill: California Charter Schools Association, Advisor, Special Education
  • Julie Umansky, Esq.: California Charter Schools Association, Vice President, Legal Advocacy, and Executive Director, Charter Schools Legal Defense Fund


There is no charge to attend. Email to reserve your seat.


University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 1.5 hours of general credit.

Presented by USD School of Law and the California Charter Schools Association.

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