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Making Sense of Mandates: Special Education's Burden of Proof

Every year new mandates are added to an already extensive list that school districts ...

Jonathan Feldman

Senior Staff Attorney

Empire Justice Center
Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY  14614 

p: (585) 454-4060 f: (585) 454-2518

Jonathan is a senior staff attorney with the Civil Rights, Employment and Education Unit in Empire Justice Center’s Rochester Office.

At Empire Justice, he concentrates largely on special education and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases. Notable cases include class action lawsuits against the Rochester City School District and the Greece Central School District, brought on behalf of all students with disabilities in those districts.   
He has also twice served as a Visiting Clinical Professor of Law.  Most recently, in 2013, he directed the Legal Aid Clinic at Cornell University Law School, and in 2007, he served as acting director of the Disability Rights Clinic at Syracuse University College of Law.
Jonathan is a graduate of Oberlin College and New York University School of Law.   After graduating from law school in 1988, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. James T. Giles, United States District Judge, in Philadelphia, and he then worked for the Education Law Center in Newark and the Community Service Society in New York City.  He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester's Warner School (Graduate School of Education), where he is teaching a course in education law and policy.

Practice Area(s):
Civil Rights