Beth L. Harris


Cornell University, B.S. and Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Ms. Harris is currently serving as President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of public school district legal representation. She regularly advises our clients in all areas of general counsel services, special education law and anti-discrimination law. She also represents school district clients at Education Law Section 3020-disciplinary proceedings, Section 75 Civil Service law hearings, PINS proceedings, State Division of Human Rights/EEOC proceedings, OCR investigations, labor arbitrations, Section 3214 student discipline hearings and appeals before the Commissioner of Education.

Ms. Harris is an Adjunct Professor for Bank Street Graduate School of Education and for Long Island University teaching School Law and Special Education Law at their Westchester, Orange and Rockland County campuses. In addition, she lectures for the New York State School Boards Association, New York State Association of School Attorneys and the Mid-Hudson School Study Council. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess County Women’s Bar Association and the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys. She is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York, in federal court in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.