Entries by EducationLaw

Education Section Honors Murphy

By Chelsea Sutton N.C. School Boards Association Assistant Legal Counsel Janine Murphy won the Ann L. Majestic Distinguished Service Award on April 12 from the North Carolina Bar Association’s Education Law Section. Allison Schafer, NCSBA legal counsel and director of policy, presented Murphy with the award at the section’s annual meeting held at the NC […]

Academic Freedom: Revival in the Fourth Circuit

By William Joseph Austin Jr. In a case that was already topical, the Fourth Circuit recently rendered an opinion that renewed the concept of Academic Freedom as legal doctrine based in the First Amendment. The case of Wood v. Arnold, 915 F.3d 308 (4th Cir. 2019), involved two statements concerning Islamic beliefs presented in a […]

Practicing Education Law in Changing Times

The NCBA Education Section proudly presents its annual CLE day on Friday, April 12 in Cary.  This year’s program is entitled “Change: How Cultural and Political Shifting Affects the Practice of Education Law.”  Click here to view the program brochure. Click here to register. North Carolina’s social and political environment looks very different than it […]

Welcome To the Bar Year, Education Law Section

By Chad Donnahoo Welcome to the Education Section! It is an exciting year for the Section and I encourage you to join and get involved.  For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Chad Donnahoo and I am the Chair for 2018-2019.  I work at Campbell Shatley, PLLC in Asheville and our […]