USD Law Associate Dean Margaret A. Dalton Named to the Special Education Advisory Committee of the California Office of Administration

San Diego (October 10, 2017) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Associate Dean and Professor of Law Margaret A. Dalton has been named to the Special Education Advisory Committee of the California Office of Administrative Hearings.

The Committee is charged with providing recommendations for improvement to the state-wide special education hearing and mediation process for disputes regarding children with special needs in public schools. The appointment is for two years.

About Margaret Dalton

Margaret Dalton assumed the position of Associate Dean in 2016. Dalton was formerly the faculty director for Clinical and Placement Education for 12 years. She was the supervising attorney for the Education & Disability Clinic, which she created in 2003 with a discretionary award from The California Endowment. She served on the Special Education Advisory Committee for the California Office of Administrative Hearings from 2011 to 2013 and is a frequent lecturer in special education law. She has held positions in the Children’s Advocacy Institute and the Patient Advocacy Program. She has been a consultant for the California Judicial Council’s Committee on Access and Fairness, the National Association of Child Advocates, and the California Office of Women’s Health.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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