Fellowship Opportunities

ELC seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2016. Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2016 or current law clerks and should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.

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School-funding suit headed for highest Pa. court

May 20, 2015 – Kristen A. Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Contending that Pennsylvania’s method of school funding is broken, lawyers representing a group of parents, school districts, and statewide associations are taking their case to the state’s high court, they said in court papers filed Wednesday.


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School Districts, Parents Take School Funding Challenge to State’s Highest Court

Harrisburg, Pa. –Today school districts, parents and two statewide associations filed an appeal in Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging last month’s Commonwealth Court decision, which dismissed a lawsuit contesting the state’s failure to adequately and equitably fund Pennsylvania’s public schools as required by the Pennsylvania Constitution. The state Supreme Court is obligated to hear the appeal. Continue reading

Thursday, May 14, 2015: Call to Action for Public Education Day

This Thursday, May 14, Education Law Center will be participating in a statewide “Call to Action for Public Education Day!” The message is simple: Harrisburg’s top priority this year must be restoring the state funding cuts to school districts and enacting a new system that provides sufficient funding for public schools so every child has an opportunity to learn. In addition, state funding MUST be driven out to districts using a formula that is based on the real costs of delivering services to students.

WHAT: School Funding Call to Action Day

WHEN: Thursday, May 14

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Download the resources below and call your state representative and state senator

It is incredibly important for legislators to hear that people are paying attention and that we are spreading the word about what is happening to our schools! Thank you for your participation. Let’s make our voices heard on May 14!


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