For more than 40 years, we’ve represented some of the country’s leading universities, independent schools, and school districts in a variety of capacities.


The unique mission of educational institutions involves not only nurturing the academic relationships between teachers and learners, but playing a vital role in sustaining the economic and civic vibrancy of their broader communities. We share our clients’ values of diversity, innovation, and community, which allows us a perspective beyond the university walls. We serve a broad spectrum of clients—from major universities to K-12 schools and private colleges and research centers to public school districts. The rich and diverse experience of our team allows us to provide comprehensive legal representation to all of our clients.

Why Foley Hoag?

educational institutions represented
nonprofits served
patents obtained for research institutions

Work for Clients

Foley Hoag lawyers are experienced in the business of running educational institutions, tailoring their advice to each institution’s unique circumstances and campus culture, and delivering both value and quality within strict budget constraints.