Practice Contact: David Shelby
Taylor Porter represents elementary schools, charter schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, in all issues pertaining to education law, and also through any legal concerns associated with the operations of schools, including employment and labor, taxation, real estate, land use, construction, and nonprofit board and foundation issues.
Taylor Porter attorneys represent schools in drafting and revising handbooks, faculty handbooks and contracts and advising on all legal matters from discipline to admissions to hiring. We serve of counsel to school foundations, and legal counsel to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, advising them on policy making and constitutional law issues for high school athletics.
School administrators and system board officials are often faced with a myriad of legal concerns, and Taylor Porter’s education law attorneys work with and consult with representatives from our multidisciplinary base of practice areas to ease and resolve those matters. These representative matters can include:
Taylor Porter's representation of higher education stems back to 1938. We provide counsel and representation on matters relating to faculty, staff and student relationships, civil service, procurement, public financing contracts, property, contract confection and negotiation, NCAA regulations, desegregation, campus records, research confidentiality, claims under Title VII, Title IX and the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, church/state relations and free speech issues, technology transfer and numerous other public law issues regarding higher education.
In addition to practicing education law and representing our clients, Taylor Porter attorneys serve on boards for several schools, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations. Taylor Porter is active in the community, giving back to the local school system. Taylor Porter is a community outreach partner with both Volunteers in Public Schools and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, and has participated in several prior projects to assist area Baton Rouge schools.