Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland attorneys practice all aspects of Education Law.  We represent and have represented many types of educational operations, including: public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, and public and private K-12 schools in Eastern North Carolina. We understand federal and state laws and regulations that govern this wide range of educational institutions. We advise and assist with policy development, human relations, student rights and student discipline, residency and admission issues, board of education powers and duties, open meeting laws, public records requests, school budget and finance matters, and teacher nonrenewal and tenure issues. Our education lawyers work with other lawyers within the Firm to provide expertise in specialized legal areas such as tax, employment, contracts and litigation. Together we devise practical and flexible solutions for the increasingly complex landscape of education law.