UW–Madison’s Mead serving as president of Education Law Association


UW–Madison’s Julie Mead is now serving as president of the Education Law Association (ELA), a role she started during the organization’s annual conference Oct. 20-23 in San Antonio, Texas.

Mead is a professor emerita with the School of Education’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 issues raised by various forms of school choice.

Mead was named vice president of the ELA in Nov. 2019, then served this past year as president elect. During her term as president, she will serve on the ELA Board of Directors and its 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, nonprofit member association, ELA offers unbiased information to members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education.