Education Law Services

Education Law Services by Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D.

As an attorney with over 30 years of experience as an educator, a Catholic school principal and an administrator, Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D., provides education law consulting services to principals, school administrators, superintendents, board members, church officials, parents and others who have interest in, or concerns involving legal need involving education in both the public and private sectors.


Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D., offers a number of education-oriented legal services across various types of education law issues and concerns, which include:

  • Governance structures
  • Special education
  • School handbooks
  • Discrimination
  • Child abuse
  • Parents’ rights
  • Negligence claims
  • School Administration
  • Curricular and extracurricular programs
  • Catholic School “Safe-environment” Training
  • Avoiding the appearance of impropriety
  • Health and Safety
  • Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Expulsion and suspension policies
  • Sex abuse: from victim to survivor 

Sample education law services:

  • Reviewing school handbooks with analysis and recommendations
  • Reviewing legal documents
  • Crisis plan development
  • Crisis intervention and response
  • Child safety audits

Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D., is also available to speak, give seminars and make presentations on education law topics to groups, institutions, and organizations of all sizes. 


If you are interested in receiving education law consulting services or would like to inquire about pricing, please contact Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D., at


The information you obtain is not, or is intended to be, legal advice. Please consult an attorney for advice regarding individual situations. 

Education Law Symposium

Click here to learn more about our Education Law Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky on July 5-8, 2018.