UW-Madison’s Julie Mead was named the vice president of the Education Law Association (ELA) at the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 13-16 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and a professor with the School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Her research focuses on topics related to the legal aspects of education, specifically legal issues related to special education and legal issue raised by various forms of school choice.
After her one-year term as vice president, Mead will serve the following year as the president elect and then president of the organization. During her term, she will serve on the ELA Board of Directors and their executive committee.
The ELA, founded in 1954, promotes itself as the premier forum for professionals in education who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about legal and policy issues affecting education.
A national, non-profit member association, ELA offers unbiased information to members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education.