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Colleges, universities, schools and boards of education face a myriad of legal issues, many of them unique to education. Womble Carlyle's multi-disciplinary Education and School Law Team has decades of experience helping educators, educational institutions and service providers meet everyday business, legal and regulatory challenges.
We understand that the success of our education clients is reflected in the accomplishments of their students and programs in place to support them. Working together with our clients, we develop a customized service and communication plan to meet their unique needs and business objectives.
Our education lawyers aim to be true business partners with our education clients.We monitor trends to anticipate upcoming challenges and opportunities and actively support the improvement of the education industry through participation and leadership in educational organizations such as the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Colleges and University Personnel Association (CUPA), the National School Boards Association and the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys.
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Womble Carlyle attorneys have tried dozens of cases for our education clients on subjects including employment discrimination, student discipline, breach of contract, and personal injury. Published decisions include:
Guiliani v. Duke University, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 1292321, M.D.N.C. 2010 (suit by member of golf team).
Smith v. Cabarrus County Bd. of Education, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 3435522, M.D.N.C., October 16, 2009 (Race Discrimination)
Shavitz v. Guilford County Bd. of Education, 100 Fed.Appx. 146, C.A.4 (N.C.),2004. (traffic camera case)
Cox v. Guilford County Bd. of Education , 117 F.3d 1413 (Table) C.A.4 (N.C.),1997 (constructive discharge)
TWAM, LLC v. Cabarrus County Board of Education, 182 N.C. App. 530 (2007) (Suit by developer over easement)
Richardson v. Cabarrus County Board of Education, 111 Fed-Appx. 173 (4th Cir. 2004) (Race Discrimination)
Dabbs v. Amos, 70 F.3d 1261 (4th Cir. 1995) (Political speech by employee)
Boring v. Buncombe County Board of Education, 136 F.3d 364 (4th Cir. 1998) (Landmark case on academic freedom and teacher dismissal)