National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

Denise Cowan v. Bolivar County Board of Education

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court issued the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, holding

D.P. v. School Board of Palm Beach County

Police employed by the School District of Palm Beach County illegally use the Florida Mental Health Act, also known as

Women’s Student Union v. U.S. Department of Education

The Women’s Student Union (WSU) at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California filed a legal challenge to Trump-era Department of

COPAA v. DeVos, 2020

In August 2020, NCYL, on behalf of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, filed a lawsuit against the U.S.

Black Parallel School Board V. Sacramento City Unified School District

The suit alleges flagrant districtwide disability and race discrimination against students with disabilities, especially Black students. NCYL filed this lawsuit

J.N. V. Oregon Department of Education

Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school. Parents and advocates call for equal access to classrooms for students with disabilities

COPAA v. DeVos, 2018

This lawsuit filed on behalf of Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) seeks to ensure timely compliance with an

Equal Rights Advocates et al v. DeVos

This lawsuit was filed on behalf of SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates, and Victim Rights Law Center, three national public interest

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