Overview of School Liability Cases in New York – What Every Lawyer Should Know

(210 Ratings)

Produced on: June 08, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

With increasing frequency, anyone following the news has seen a dramatic rise in reported incidents where students are harmed at school, and the attendant lawsuits brought by parents for the schools’ negligence, or failure to protect the students in their charge. As a result, many parents and educators have been left wondering whether, and when, the schools will be held responsible for these incidents, and at what point the line is drawn for holding schools responsible—or exempt—for the harm that occurred to their students. In this program, attorney Jonathan Cooper addresses many of those questions and more.

Participants of this class are welcome to receive a free copy of “When Schools Fail to Protect Our Kids: A Parent’s Guide to School & Daycare Negligence Cases in New York” by clicking on the hyperlink to the book and filling out the book order form.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the different scenarios under which New York schools can theoretically be held liable for harm to their students, including the following:
    1.  School and daycare negligence
    2.  Sports/playground accidents
      1. Is “Play at Your Own Risk” really true?
    3.  School bullying/assaults
  2. Understand the legal standard for holding schools liable across different jurisdictions in the country – which plays a crucial role in determining school liability for a particular incident
  3. Explore the practical considerations when suing a municipality


Jonathan Cooper

Law Offices of Jonathan M. Cooper

Jonathan Cooper has practiced in the civil litigation context, representing small businesses and seriously injured individuals before New York’s trial and appellate courts for roughly 20 years, concentrating in the areas of non-competes, breach of contract and school and municipal liability and negligence.

Mr. Cooper is the author of six books, including "To Compete or Not to Compete: The Definitive Insider's Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in New York," and "When the Schools Fail to Protect Our Kids: A Parent's Guide to School & Daycare Negligence in New York."

After graduating cum laude from Yeshiva University (one of the Top 50 Universities in the United States) with a degree in English Literature, Mr. Cooper attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law as both a David Berg and Earle I. Mack Scholar. He is admitted to practice before all of New York's trial courts, the Federal courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

He has also co-authored practice commentaries on these rules for one of the country's premier legal publishers. Mr. Cooper is privileged in that he is regularly engaged by other law firms in defective products and complex accident cases as their trial and appellate counsel.

Since childhood, Mr. Cooper has enjoyed playing tennis. While in college, he not only started for his varsity team, he even used to teach tennis to young children in the summers between semesters. Mr. Cooper lives in Far Rockaway, New York with his beautiful wife and 9 - that's right nine! - adorable and spunky children.



Very informative

James r.

Very good program; knowledgeable presenter

David S.

excellent presentation

Raymond K.

Very comprehensive and very well done

Robyn B.

Great seminar about school liability a topic I am familiar with..

Laury F.

Excellent presentation.

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