Paul T. O’Neill has co-authored a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Education Law entitled, “Students with Disabilities and School Choice.”
Paul is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the legal issues impacting education reform. His professional experience spans the education sector – from General Counsel of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, one of the nation’s leading charter school authorizing offices to serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer, head education lawyer and Senior Fellow for EdisonLearning, the national school management and services organization. Notably, Paul led Edison’s efforts to engage in the post-Katrina revitalization of public schooling in New Orleans.
Special education is one of Paul’s primary interests and areas of legal expertise. He frequently advises clients on federal and state laws impacting students with disabilities, and serves as Co-founder and Senior Fellow of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools.
In addition to his rigorous charter school law practice, Paul serves on the adjunct faculty of Columbia University’s Teachers College, where he teaches courses on education law and policy, including Designing Charter Schools, Private School Law and Special Education Law & Policy.
More information about Paul can be found here.