National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

San Juan Unified School District Civil Rights Complaint

This civil rights complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education on December 18, 2017 alleges Mira Loma High School

Alicia B. V. Dannel Malloy

This Superior Court lawsuit contends that the sub-standard alternative education offered to expelled children, who are disproportionately students of color,

Sanchez v. California Interscholastic Federation

This case filed in Trinity County, California Superior Court involved the rights of homeless youth to fully participate in school,

Jessica K. v. Eureka City School District

This federal civil rights lawsuit charges top officials in the Eureka City Schools District with allowing pervasive racial and sexual 

Dyer v. California Interscholastic Federation

NCYL won a major case in California, securing fair and equal treatment of foster youth who play high school sports.

Lau v. Nichols

In this case in which NCYL represented children whose first language was not English, the US Supreme Court held that

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