NACUA Educational 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, most of which provide continuing legal education credits. 

Annual Conference

The NACUA Annual Conference is the most popular program offered by NACUA, attracting hundreds of higher education attorneys each year. Held in June, the Conference focuses on current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law.

Plenary and panel sessions focus on specific issues of importance to higher education lawyers and their institutions. Topically-based discussion groups and forums provide attendees the opportunity to convene with their peers to share approaches to legal and operational issues on campus, discuss shared challenges and potential solutions, and raise other issues that may benefit from collaborative discussion. The Conference also affords attorneys the opportunity to share formal and informal insights and expertise with colleagues from across the NACUA membership and provides an abundance of networking opportunities.

Continuing Legal Education Workshops

NACUA’s CLE Workshops provide up-to-date legal information from practitioners with real “hands-on” experience, and – equally important – give attorneys the critical opportunity to interact with colleagues who share their challenges and concerns. 



NACUA's Webinars are virtual programs, normally two hours in duration.  During the program, participants will have a livestreamed video feed of the speakers and accompanying slide presentation, providing them with the same quality and feel as an on-site program. They can ask questions of the panelists in real time using the Q&A tool and see comments posted by fellow participants. Webinars touch on "hot topic" issues in a timely and effective manner and are designed to appeal to both attorneys and their clients (administrators, faculty, other staff).  To that end, and unlike NACUA’s other virtual programs, campus counsel may share the webinar link with relevant campus administrators within their institution.   


NACUA Briefings  are short, audio-only programs that provide fast information on breaking legal developments. These presentations are complimentary and available to all NACUA members. They are designed to quickly provide need-to-know information and therefore they do not offer an opportunity for live questions nor are they eligible for CLE credit.

Online Courses

NACUA’s Online Courses, taught at an introductory level, give participants in-depth coverage of important issues in the practice of higher education law. Each course features live and/or pre-recorded webinars presented  by leading higher education law experts , extensive course materials, and self-assessments.  Additionally, the courses featuring pre-recorded webinars include  instructor-led, supplemental, live webinars offering participants an opportunity for direct interaction with the course instructors. 

NACUA Staff Contact Information

Do you have questions about NACUA or want to learn more about getting involved? We are here to help. 

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NACUA Leadership

NACUA is governed by a Board of Directors and it maintains a commitment to volunteer participation through its Committees. 

Learn more about the current Board of Directors and Committees. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to promote your organization or firm to leaders in higher education law?  

NACUA sponsorship provides this unique opportunity.