Our Education Practice Group serves two distinctly different groups of clients, those in higher education and those at the K-12 level. Our attorneys are well-versed in the differences contained in both groups, and have implemented strategies that tailor specifically to each.

Higher Education

Barley Snyder’s Higher Education Group provides counsel to numerous colleges, universities, trade schools and other educational institutions throughout the region. Attorneys in the group have extensive experience working with institutions of higher education in a broad range of areas, including governance, real estate development and land use, employment, benefits, immigration, off campus housing, tenure, student rights, health care, privacy, security and student safety, intellectual property, litigation, contracts, foundation issues, campus security, financing and much more. (Click for more info)


The Education Law group provides a distinctive blend of legal experience and practical knowledge to effectively anticipate and respond to the increasingly complex needs of our K-12 clients. The wide-ranging experience of our attorneys, coupled with their commitment to innovative problem solving, ensures that our clients receive sound legal advice aimed at identifying bold and creative legal solutions.

Our Education Law attorneys lecture regularly on developing areas of the law. We provide ongoing and comprehensive training sessions to our clients on a wide-range of topics to ensure responsiveness to developing trends and current needs.

Our team is recognized throughout the region for its comprehensive and long established Education Law practice, and we are proud of the strong and lasting relationships we have forged with so many of our clients. We believe it is the quality of those relationships that best reflects client confidence and satisfaction with our services. (Click for more info)

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