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Jones Walker represents universities and other educational institutions, both public and private, with enrollment ranging from several dozen students to more than 50,000 students.

Our work for clients in the education industry includes a vast number of matters in intellectual property, but we also regularly represent universities and other educational institutions in litigation, business and finance, compliance, real estate, tax, and labor matters. In several cases, the universities we represent operate medical centers and hospitals, specialized laboratory facilities, and research institutes, as well as multiple campuses—including satellite campuses—in several cities.

School and Education Advocacy Group

Recently, our work in the area of education has extended to charter schools and other secondary education institutions. Our clients benefit from the experience of our attorneys in multiple practice areas, and we bring together adept and efficient legal teams to provide our clients with comprehensive legal service.

Jones Walker formed its School and Education Law & Advocacy (SELA) Group which is composed of experienced attorneys in the areas of business, compliance, litigation, and government relations, and includes several former teachers and education administrators. Our SELA team has the resources, reputation, knowledge, and experience to serve as a valuable resource to charter schools, charter school management organizations, and to non-governmental organizations at the forefront of the education reform movement. We offer legal advice on business matters, labor and employment issues, compliance programs, and resolution of disputes, including litigation.

Our relevant experience includes representing local school boards and charter school operations and management organizations before the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Secondary and Elementary Education, conducting internal investigations, providing advice on employment and labor matters, advising on real estate issues and providing general legal advice on business and operational issues.