Partner, Chicago Office and Rockford Office

ph: 312.332.7760
ph: 815.390.7090
fax:312.332.7768
croselli@robbins-schwartz.com

Caroline A. Roselli

Caroline Roselli practices in the areas of special education law and student rights. She counsels school districts and colleges concerning student discipline, student records, policy development, students’ rights and other student-related matters. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Illinois State Board of Education and Office of Civil Rights and she regularly represents public school districts at IEP meetings, due process hearings, mediations, student expulsion and suspension hearings and residency hearings. Caroline has successfully defended school district decisions and prevailed at due process hearings on issues regarding eligibility, requests for residential placements and denial of FAPE claims.

 

Caroline has presented at the Illinois Association for School Boards annual conference and the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education and is a co-author of the “Special Education” chapter of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s School Law treatise. Caroline also regularly conducts workshops and in-service programs on a variety of special education related topics, including IEP compliance, response to intervention and child find, evaluation procedures, eligibility determinations, autism litigation and discipline of special education students.

Awards

  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer, School Law (2017)
  • Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2012-17)

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Ensuring Compliance with FERPA, Champaign, IL (September 2013)
  • Title IX Compliance Review and Training for College and University Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, Champaign, IL (September 2013)
  • "We Want to Get Out our Message" - Distribution of Literature and other Free Speech Issues on Public College Campuses, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Springfield, IL (September 2013)
  • Eligibility under Section504 and Development of Comprehensive 504 Accomodation Plans, In-Service (August 2012)
  • Critical Special Education Timelines and Special Education Discipline, In-Service (August 2013)
  • Establishing the Framework of Special Education Law, National Business Institute, Oak Brook, IL (May 2013)
  • Ensuring Compliance with Title IX: Addressing Student Sexual and Gender Based Harassment and Assault, Chicago Bar Association Education Law Committee, Chicago, IL (January 2013)
  • Illinois Community College Trustees Association Legal Update, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Chicago, IL (November 2012)
  • Primer on Special Education Law, 504 Requirements and Confidentiality of Student Record Information, In-Service (October 2012)
  • Legal Issues in Crisis Media Relations, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Springfield, IL (September 2012)
  • 504 Eligibility and Accommodations Requirements, In-Service (September 2012)
  • Title IX Compliance Review and Training for College and University Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, Rockford College, Rockford, IL (August 2012)
  • Ensuring Compliance with FERPA, Rockford College, Rockford, IL (August 2012)
  • A Primer on Special Education Law, Illinois State Bar Association-Education Law Section, Chicago, IL (May2012)
  • Extend School Year Standards and Obligations, In-Service (March 2012)
  • Student Speech Issues, Education Law Class, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2012)
  • Title IX Compliance Review and Training for College and University Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL (February 2012)
  • Addressing Student Behaviors: Conducting Thorough FBAs and Developing and Implementing Comprehensive BIPs, In-Service (February 2012)
  • Addressing Confidentiality Concerns in Schools: Legal Basics and Common Questions, In-Service (January 2012)
  • Critical Elements of IEPs: Drafting Individualized Goals and Objectives, Supplementary Aids and Accommodations and Documentation of Continuum of Placement Options Considered, In-Service (January 2012)
  • Individualizing Present Levels of Performance and Documentation and Data to Support Development of IEP Components, In-Service (December 2011)
  • Sage Rules for a Spicy Subject: Schools and Social Media, 2011 Joint Annual IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2011)
  • Referrals for Evaluation, Evaluation Procedures and Pitfalls and Determining and Documenting Eligibility, In-Service (November 2011)
  • Food Allergies in Schools: How Are You Managing, In-Service (November 2011)
  • Compliance with "The Care of Students with Diabetes Act" and Administration of Medication at School, In-Service (May 2011 and November 2011)
  • IDEA Overview: Legal Basics and Procedural Requirements, In-Service (October 2011)
  • Campus Safety and Liability Issues: Dealing with Potentially Dangerous Students, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Springfield, IL (September 2011)
  • Student Speech Issues, Education Law Class, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2011)
  • Managing Student Records: Legal Bascis and Common Questions, In-Service (March 2011)
  • Discipline of Special Education Students, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Springfield, IL (April 2010)

 

Caroline A. Roselli

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
croselli@robbins-schwartz.com

Caroline A. Roselli

Caroline A. Roselli

Partner, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
croselli@robbins-schwartz.com

Caroline Roselli practices in the areas of special education law and student rights. She counsels school districts and colleges concerning student discipline, student records, policy development, students’ rights and other student-related matters. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Illinois State Board of Education and Office of Civil Rights and she regularly represents public school districts at IEP meetings, due process hearings, mediations, student expulsion and suspension hearings and residency hearings. Caroline has successfully defended school district decisions and prevailed at due process hearings on issues regarding eligibility, requests for residential placements and denial of FAPE claims.

 

Caroline has presented at the Illinois Association for School Boards annual conference and the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education and is a co-author of the “Special Education” chapter of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s School Law treatise. Caroline also regularly conducts workshops and in-service programs on a variety of special education related topics, including IEP compliance, response to intervention and child find, evaluation procedures, eligibility determinations, autism litigation and discipline of special education students.

Awards

  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer, School Law (2017)
  • Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2012-17)

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Ensuring Compliance with FERPA, Champaign, IL (September 2013)
  • Title IX Compliance Review and Training for College and University Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, Champaign, IL (September 2013)
  • "We Want to Get Out our Message" - Distribution of Literature and other Free Speech Issues on Public College Campuses, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Springfield, IL (September 2013)
  • Eligibility under Section504 and Development of Comprehensive 504 Accomodation Plans, In-Service (August 2012)
  • Critical Special Education Timelines and Special Education Discipline, In-Service (August 2013)
  • Establishing the Framework of Special Education Law, National Business Institute, Oak Brook, IL (May 2013)
  • Ensuring Compliance with Title IX: Addressing Student Sexual and Gender Based Harassment and Assault, Chicago Bar Association Education Law Committee, Chicago, IL (January 2013)
  • Illinois Community College Trustees Association Legal Update, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Chicago, IL (November 2012)
  • Primer on Special Education Law, 504 Requirements and Confidentiality of Student Record Information, In-Service (October 2012)
  • Legal Issues in Crisis Media Relations, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Springfield, IL (September 2012)
  • 504 Eligibility and Accommodations Requirements, In-Service (September 2012)
  • Title IX Compliance Review and Training for College and University Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, Rockford College, Rockford, IL (August 2012)
  • Ensuring Compliance with FERPA, Rockford College, Rockford, IL (August 2012)
  • A Primer on Special Education Law, Illinois State Bar Association-Education Law Section, Chicago, IL (May2012)
  • Extend School Year Standards and Obligations, In-Service (March 2012)
  • Student Speech Issues, Education Law Class, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2012)
  • Title IX Compliance Review and Training for College and University Administrators and Title IX Coordinators, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL (February 2012)
  • Addressing Student Behaviors: Conducting Thorough FBAs and Developing and Implementing Comprehensive BIPs, In-Service (February 2012)
  • Addressing Confidentiality Concerns in Schools: Legal Basics and Common Questions, In-Service (January 2012)
  • Critical Elements of IEPs: Drafting Individualized Goals and Objectives, Supplementary Aids and Accommodations and Documentation of Continuum of Placement Options Considered, In-Service (January 2012)
  • Individualizing Present Levels of Performance and Documentation and Data to Support Development of IEP Components, In-Service (December 2011)
  • Sage Rules for a Spicy Subject: Schools and Social Media, 2011 Joint Annual IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2011)
  • Referrals for Evaluation, Evaluation Procedures and Pitfalls and Determining and Documenting Eligibility, In-Service (November 2011)
  • Food Allergies in Schools: How Are You Managing, In-Service (November 2011)
  • Compliance with "The Care of Students with Diabetes Act" and Administration of Medication at School, In-Service (May 2011 and November 2011)
  • IDEA Overview: Legal Basics and Procedural Requirements, In-Service (October 2011)
  • Campus Safety and Liability Issues: Dealing with Potentially Dangerous Students, Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Springfield, IL (September 2011)
  • Student Speech Issues, Education Law Class, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2011)
  • Managing Student Records: Legal Bascis and Common Questions, In-Service (March 2011)
  • Discipline of Special Education Students, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Springfield, IL (April 2010)

 

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Practice Areas