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Ilana Linder
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Ilana L. Linder “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel

Ilana is a Cincinnati native who joined Manley Burke as an associate in 2018. Her practice focuses on higher education, consumer protection law and general civil litigation.

Ilana earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University before attending law school at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, she served as an articles editor for the Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality, and was awarded oral advocacy honors while participating in the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition. She also received two “CALI Excellence for the Future Awards” in recognition of her academic accomplishments in the law of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations. After law school, she earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership and started her (current) Ph.D. in Education Policy program at the IU School of Education.

Ilana has an extensive background in different facets of university administration. She has worked with the Indiana University Foundation and the Eskenazi Museum of Art in charitable gift planning and development capacities, and served as the Academic Policy Fellow for IU Policy Administration for several years. She also served as a legal compliance consultant with the IU Office of Online Education. 

She is a regular contributor to the Fraternal Law Newsletter and the Education Law Association’s School Law Reporter and was an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, teaching Conflict and Resolution, a course directed toward negotiating resolutions to disputes.

Quick Facts

Office:

225 West Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Practice Areas:

Education
Real Estate & Housing
Corporate
Estate Planning
Consumer Protection

Admissions: 

Ohio

District of Columbia

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Pro Hac Vice admissions in the Supreme Court of Vermont, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Education:

2021 (In progress), Ph.D. in Education Policy, Indiana University School of Education

 

2017, M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Indiana University School of Education

 

2016, J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law (cum laude; Articles Editor, Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality; Oral Advocacy Honors)

 

2013, B.A., Tufts University (cum laude)

Professional & Community Associations

Ohio State Bar Association

 

Cincinnati Bar Association

 

 

Adath Israel Congregation

 

The Construction Attorneys recommended lawyer

Education Law Association

 

 

 

Publications

“Hangry” for School Lunch Guidance, Journal of Law & Education, 2019.

 

Regular contributor to the Fraternal Law Newsletter.

The 10th Anniversary of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1: Little Guidance from Subsequent Court Decisions, West Education Law Reporter, 2019.

Regular contributor to the Education Law Association’s School Law Reporter, 2017-present.

Presentations

Legal Issues Concerning Greek Life on College Campuses, Education Law Association Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA (November 2019).

 

Anti-Lunch Shaming Acts: Recipes for Ending Embarrassment in School Lunchrooms, Education Law Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, November 2018.

 

 

Using Compliance to Support Innovation, Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate Conference, Denver, CO, April 2019.

 

A Strategic and Collaborative Approach to Online Education Compliance, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, February 2019.

 

Combining Compliance with Quality, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Central Region Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 2018.

 

School Dress Codes: “Covering Up” Distractions or Discrimination?, Education Law Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2017.

Homeless and Refugee Student Education, Webinar Presentation. American Education Research Association (AERA): Division A Webinar Presentation, November 2016.

 

Advocates for Social Justice: Leaders, the Law, and Diverse Student Populations, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, November 2016.