Associate, Chicago Office

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

Emily P. Bothfeld

Emily practices in the area of education law with a focus on special education and student matters.  She counsels school districts and community colleges regarding student discipline, Title IX, student records issues and policy development.  She assists school districts and community colleges in responding to complaints from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Illinois State Board of Education, Office of the Illinois Attorney General and Illinois Department of Human Rights.  Emily regularly represents public school districts in due process hearings, student discipline hearings and residency hearings, and in state and federal court on claims of discrimination, harassment and due process violations.

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Emily represented students with disabilities in special education matters.

Recent Presentations

  • Student Social Media Use: Legal Considerations for Colleges, Oak Brook, IL (September 2018)
  • Helping Students "Exercise" Free  Speech in Ways Which Keep First Amendment Rights and Students in Good Shape, Oak Brook, IL (October 2017)
  • The Ever-Changing Landscape Under Title IX, Joint meeting of Illinois Community College Presidents, Chief Academic Officers and Chief Student Services Officers, Normal, IL (January 2017)
  • FERPA and FOIA: Compliance and Considerations, Illinois Community College Chief Student Services Officers Winter Meeting, Normal, IL (January 2017)
  • Residency and Homelessness: Legal Update and Considerations When Challenging a Student's Status, Oak Brook, IL (October 2016)

Recent Publications

Emily P. Bothfeld

Education

  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2015
  • B.S., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 2010

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

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

Associate, Chicago Office

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

Emily P. Bothfeld

Emily P. Bothfeld

Associate, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
ebothfeld@robbins-schwartz.com

Emily practices in the area of education law with a focus on special education and student matters.  She counsels school districts and community colleges regarding student discipline, Title IX, student records issues and policy development.  She assists school districts and community colleges in responding to complaints from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Illinois State Board of Education, Office of the Illinois Attorney General and Illinois Department of Human Rights.  Emily regularly represents public school districts in due process hearings, student discipline hearings and residency hearings, and in state and federal court on claims of discrimination, harassment and due process violations.

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Emily represented students with disabilities in special education matters.

Recent Presentations

  • Student Social Media Use: Legal Considerations for Colleges, Oak Brook, IL (September 2018)
  • Helping Students "Exercise" Free  Speech in Ways Which Keep First Amendment Rights and Students in Good Shape, Oak Brook, IL (October 2017)
  • The Ever-Changing Landscape Under Title IX, Joint meeting of Illinois Community College Presidents, Chief Academic Officers and Chief Student Services Officers, Normal, IL (January 2017)
  • FERPA and FOIA: Compliance and Considerations, Illinois Community College Chief Student Services Officers Winter Meeting, Normal, IL (January 2017)
  • Residency and Homelessness: Legal Update and Considerations When Challenging a Student's Status, Oak Brook, IL (October 2016)

Recent Publications

Education

  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2015
  • B.S., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 2010

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

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

Practice Areas