Chicago IL 60606
- J.D., Magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2007
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000, (sociology)
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Amy Kosanovich Dickerson
Amy Kosanovich Dickerson is a partner in the Education Law Practice Group at Franczek Radelet P.C.
Amy represents educational institutions, including public school districts, charter schools, private schools, and higher education institutions, in a variety of education law matters. Amy counsels clients in labor and employment, special education, student rights, student discipline, Title IX investigations, and policy and governance issues. She regularly represents clients in individual educational program (IEP) meetings, due process matters, local and state administrative proceedings on employee and student matters, state and federal court litigation, and before the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Amy also regularly assists clients with teacher evaluation, discipline and dismissal issues.
Prior to joining the Firm, Amy served as the law clerk for the Honorable Morton Denlow, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois. During law school, Amy was a Child Law Fellow with the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the executive editor of student articles for the school’s Law Journal, and senior editor of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. Amy received awards for Leadership, Service and Pro Bono Recognition while at Loyola, and awards for highest grade in Constitutional Law, Legal Writing, and Family Law. Prior to attending law school, Amy taught fifth and sixth grades in the District of Columbia Public School System as a Teach for America Corps Member.
Amy is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Schools and Education Law (2012-2016), and by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer since 2015. Amy is an active member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys and frequently speaks on education law topics at various bar association and school administrator association events. She is also a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. She serves as a faculty member for Loyola’s Childlaw Trial Practice course, and has previously served as a legal writing professor. Amy is frequently quoted by SpecialEd Connection, a widely recognized resource for the education industry, on various special education topics.
Amy participates in various community interest initiatives with Franczek Radelet, including leading the Firm’s Education Law Practicum program with Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Amy enjoys running, being outdoors, and spending time with her family, including her twin daughters and twin sons.
- “Rules of the Game,” American School Board Journal, July/August 2013
- “No Such Thing As A Free Aide: The Risks Associated With Parent-Paid Providers on School Grounds,” Inquiry & Analysis, April 2012
- “Education Reform in Illinois: Making Performance Count,” Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, Winter 2012 (co-author)
“One Family in Two Courts: Coordination in Illinois’ Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts,” Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal, 2006
- OCR Changes Investigation Protocols for Civil Rights Complaints
- DOE Dear Colleague Letter Advises Districts To Consider Whether IEPs of Students Experiencing Short-Term Disciplinary Removals Contain Adequate Behavioral Supports
- American College Health Association Releases Guidelines to Address Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence
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- IASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy
- A Legal Guide to Serving Transgender Students
- Webinar - Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act: New Requirements and Achieving Compliance
- Legal Issues and Best Practices for School Fees
- Preparing for Compliance: the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act
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