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December 5–7, 2018

2018 Oregon School Law Conference

Pre-Conference Sessions – December 5, 2018

8:30 to 4:30 - Oregon School Law and Finance
8:00 to 12:00 - New Principals Academy
1:00 to 4:00 - Student Rights and Discipline
1:00 to 4:00 - Back to Basics: Employee Discipline & Dismissal
1:00 to 4:00 - Nuts and Bolts: Special Education

The  Oregon School Law & Finance Seminar  (a separate pre-conference event) is a two credit course designed for out-of-state administrators who are applying for an Oregon Administrator License. This two credit course is held in conjunction with the Oregon School Law Conference and meets the TSPC law and finance requirements for out-of-state administrators.  Registration for this event is separate from the main conference registration.  Click here to register.  


CLE credit is available for this conference.


Featured Speaker:

Justice Jack Landau retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice, is a truly dynamic speaker on all things 1st and 14th Amendment and other law-related issues.  He speaks frequently at professional development and conferences for civics educators and every time gets feedback about how amazing his presentations are!

Thursday Breakout Sessions:

  • There’s always something new: 2018 legal updates you need to know to stay out of trouble!
  • How Not to Get Fired from your Administrator Position
  • Bullying and Harassment, Title IX, Social Media
  • Janus:  The Impact and Implementation in the first Six Months
  • A Comprehensive System for Threat Assessment and Management in the Schools
  • Update on Collective Bargaining
  • Student Discipline:  Key strategies for upholding conduct policies while avoiding legal pitfalls
  • Administering Administrators: Can You Pass the Test
  • How to Conduct Sexual Harassment Investigations
  • Aspiring to the Superintendency in Oregon Districts 

Thursday Small Group Discussions:

  • Free Speech issues:  How to Identify and Handle Rights in the Schoolhouse
  • USDOE Proposed Title IX Rules
  • Public Records Discussion Group: Thorny Records Issues, and Tips for Compliance
  • Coaching Issues: Wages & Hours, Hiring, Evaluations, Complaints
  • Implementing the Amended Equal Pay Act
  • Suicide: District and School Response
  • The Top Issues in Charter Schools
  • Are Your Policies and AR's Up to Date? The Impact of ORS and OAR Changes on Policy
  • Career Path Opportunities and Programs for Administrative Positions 

Friday Breakout Sessions:

  • Student Civil Rights
  • TSPC Overview of Teacher and Administrator Licenses
  • Responding to Concerning Student Sexual Behavior and Threats of Aggression
  • Complaints and Appeal -- Division 22 standards, discrimination, restraint and seclusion, and retaliation
  • Special Education: What Will Get You Sued
  • Avoiding Employment Lawsuits


Hilton Conference Center
66 East 6th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401


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Booking Link: COSA Law Conference 2018

Booking Code: COSAL

Cutoff Date: 11/13/18


Additional Lodging:

Valley River Inn 
1-541-743-1000 (#6 when promted)


Inn at the 5th


Interested in exhibiting at this event? Contact Meghan Cusick Olson at or (503) 480-7220 for more information