James Rosenfeld

Director, Education Law Programs; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Biography

With 35 years experience in special education law, Professor Rosenfeld was appointed Director, Education Law Programs, in 2009. In addition to teaching a seminar on special education law and policy, he is the founder and director of the School of Law's National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers and responsible for the Law School's Basic Advocacy Skills outreach training program to the parent community. He was Director for CLE and Distance Education from 2006 - 2009, prior to which he was employed in the Law Clinic, where he supervised students in their representation of parents of children with disabilities. Before joining the School of Law in 2001, he wrote a monthly newsletter analyzing developments in special education law and authored two books: Transporting Students with Disabilities and Education Records: A Manual. Professor Rosenfeld is the founder of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences on this area of the law. In 2004, he testified before the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, and testified before Congress in 1984 on the special education due-process hearing system.

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Phone: (301) 244.9450
E-mail: rosenfeld@seattleu.edu

Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Florida, 1961
  • L.L.B., New York University Law School, 1964
  • Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia and Washington State Bar Association

Courses

  • Special Education Law