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Education Counsel


Education Policy Center

Stefanie Coyle is the Education Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she focuses on education litigation and advocacy efforts across the state.   

Stefanie has a long track record of serving students, starting in the classroom as a kindergarten teacher in Phoenix, Arizona.  Prior to joining the NYCLU in 2017, she litigated arbitration cases for the New York City Department of Education and worked in-house for a NYC charter school network. Following law school, Stefanie was a litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where she was recognized for her pro bono work challenging New York’s funding scheme for Special Act schools with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.  As a law student, she co-founded the Education Law and Policy Society and served as an editor for the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.

Stefanie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high distinction from Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College in 2005, and received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 2012 with a pro bono service certificate.


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