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Benefits and Services

Welcome! You have joined an organization whose mission is to advance the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve. Most of all, you are joining an association that is committed to practicing and promoting the core values of quality, service, civility, collegiality, diversity, inclusiveness and respect among the 4,800 member attorneys in the field of higher education law. 

We invite you to explore how NACUA can enhance your professional growth.

Find a full list of services in our NACUA Member Services Brochure 2017.

Legal Resources

  • In-Person and Virtual Continuing Legal Education Programs. Enhance your knowledge on current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law.  Each year, NACUA offers a number of educational programs including CLE Workshops, Webinars, Online Courses and the Annual Conference, all of which provide continuing legal education credits.

  • Legal Resources Library NACUA's Legal Resources Library helps increase efficiency and effectiveness in your daily practice in two distinct ways. First, via the weekly New Cases and Developments email newsletter. Second, the Legal Resources staff actively collects information on higher education law from members and other sources and serves as a depository and clearinghouse for legal information collected over the years.​ Learn more about how your NACUA membership can save time in your daily practice!

Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

Connecting with other higher education attorneys is what being a NACUA member is all about. We offer you several ways to facilitate the interactions of like-minded colleagues: 

  • Get Involved in NACUA
    Serve on a committee, help plan or speak at educational programs, or write and edit publications.
    This members-only professional networking platform and listserv gives you access to your  member attorney colleagues who post and send thoughtful questions and responses in a timely manner.
  • Member Directory
    Search for colleagues via the online directory by job title, areas of expertise, name, committee and institution. You may also update your profile.
  • NACUAMentors Program connects member attorneys to mentors offering guidance and support in higher education law. To learn more about being a mentor or mentee, click here.
  • Affinity Groups
    Connect with members who have a commonality of regional, institutional, or personal interests. While some groups meet periodically throughout the year, others gather for lunch during the Annual Conference.
  • Welcome Committee
    Members of the Committee on Membership and Member Services contact new members to welcome them to the association and be a point-of-contact as they navigate NACUA.
  • Small Group Dinners Attendees of NACUA Conference and Workshops are given the opportunity to network with colleagues over dinner at local restaurants.
  • New Member Luncheon Held during the Annual Conference, new members are invited to join NACUA’s Board of Directors, Past Presidents, and fellow new NACUA member attorneys for an informal networking luncheon.
  • New Member Breakfasts Held during the CLE Workshops, new members are invited to join members of the NACUA’s Board of Directors, staff, and fellow new NACUA member attorneys for an informal breakfast.
Contact Information 
(202) 833-8390