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William C. Bednar

Mr. Bednar has a distinguished career in the field of education law, having served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas: Chief Education and Civil Rights Section, Senior Lecturer on Law and the Handicapped for UT Austin, and General Counsel to the Texas Education Agency.

Mr. Bednar has represented schools and individuals in school law matters in private practice. He serves of counsel to the firm.

wbednar@pyt-law.com

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. 1970

Stanford University, 1962 B.A. Political Science

LICENSES & BAR ACTIVITIES

State Bar of Texas, 1970

MEMBERSHIP & SERVICE

Editor in Chief, Texas International Law Journal

School Law Section, Texas State Bar, Chairman 1980-1981

Education Law Association, President 1988​

Fellow Texas Bar Foundation – Life

Austin Independent School District Executive Committee, Forming the Future Project 1982​

Project A+ Citizen’s Advisory Committee (Empowerment Team) 1989-1990

Lay Citizens Textbook Advisory Committee 1990-1991

Texas Easter Seal Society, Chairman 1989-1991

National Easter Seal Society House of Delegates, 1989-1990, 1992-1994

Capital Area Rehabilitation Center, Board of Directors, 1975-1997, President, 1981-1982

Austin YMCA, Board of Directors, 1980-1987, President, 1983-1984

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Comment, 49 Tex. L. Rev. 247 (1971)

A Survey of the Texas Reform Package: House Bill No. 72, 16 St. Mary’s L.J. 813 (1985)​

Preventive School Law in Principals Handbook: Current Issues in School Law, Chapter 30, NOLPE (1989)​

The Role of Federal Judiciary in Shaping Public Education, Preventive School Law in Critical Issues in Education Law, Chapter 12, NOLPE (1988)