Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS)

University of San Diego School of Law offers its Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS). This specialized program not only educates participants about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other related laws and includes an in-depth look at Regional Center services, it also offers practical tips for special education advocacy. Past participants have included parents of children with disabilities, professionals working in related fields, school district staff, related services providers (such as speech and language pathologists), attorneys, and others.

The series includes six seminars, which may be taken individually or as a complete program. The seminars are taught by experienced special education attorneys as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. No textbook is required and each seminar includes electronic handouts. A “Certificate of Completion” will be given to all enrollees who complete all six seminars.

Registration Information (Register Here)

Seminars are open to anyone who wishes to enroll. Non Profit / Education / Government employees receive a discount of 25%. Please select the ticket labeled Non-Profit/Ed. You will be asked to submit your non-profit, school, branch affiliation for verification.

Agenda (as of 12/12/22)

Sat., Feb 11 - Seminar 1: Intro to Disability/504 Basics/Regional Center Services

Sat., Feb 18 - Seminar 2: Intro to Law & Education/Eligibility & Entry

Sat., Feb 25 - Seminar 3: Assessments & IEP Process

**please note there is no seminar on Saturday, March 4, 2023

Sat., Mar 11 - Seminar 4: IEP Process, Implementation and Compliance

**please note there is no seminar on Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sat., Mar 25 - Seminar 5: Student Behavior; Early Intervention

Sat., Apr 1 - Seminar 6: Dispute Resolution & Adult Transition

Registration Categories & Cost
  • Full Series/6 seminars: $500
  • Full Series/6 seminars with MCLE: $600
  • Individual Seminars (cost per seminar): $100
  • Individual Seminars with MCLE (cost per seminar): $100
  • USD Law students & USD employees: FREE

Registered attendees will receive a link to a recording of each seminar that has been paid for once it is ready for circulation. The recordings will only be available for 30 days after the seminar date.

SELAS will be offered via Zoom. Once registered, the personalized, secure link will be emailed to the email address used during registration.



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