The New York State Bar Association’s Disability Law and Practice Series, a three-volume print and e-book set, won the 2017 ACLEA Award of Professional Excellence for Publications, Small Organizations division. UB Law professor Melinda Saran contributed a chapter to the first volume. Her chapter, Discipline of Students With Disabilities Attending Public Schools in New York State, was co-written with Kathleen E. Surgalla. Professor Saran also acted as a reviewer on all three volumes.
ACLEA, the Association for Continuing Legal Education, gives two annual awards recognizing the contributions of its member organizations. The Award of Professional Excellence is its top award in several categories including best publication.