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May 29, 2013

University Receives Grant from Texas Bar Foundation for Center for the Study of School Law

St. Edward’s University is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation for implementation of the Center for the Study of School Law: Conflict Resolution for Educators Training Seminars (CSSL).

The CSSL programs, provided through the St. Edward’s University School of Education, will provide course material regarding the laws that guide educational institutions and the values that laws reflect on the developing skills of educators at all levels. The first two seminars will focus on dispute resolution techniques aimed to decrease the impact of predictable conflicts in schools and to reduce the costs of legal advice and litigation.

CSSL activities will include:
- Research and analysis on the impact of government legislation on the operations of public schools
- Dissemination of findings to educators, legislators and the general public
- Instruction on how schools can incorporate practices to follow these laws in their daily operations

The grant provides funds for pilot programs that will take place in Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth in fall 2013/spring 2014 with teams from area school districts.  For more information on these seminars, please contact Dr. Grant Simpson, Dean, School of Education

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.

St. Edward’s is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for ten consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. St. Edward’s has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.