Stephanie J Cote

Stephanie Cote brings experience to our Education Law team that spans work and internship roles with the Greater Boston Legal Services’ Children’s Disability Project, the Massachusetts Advocates for Children, and the US Department of Education.

At BRCSM, Stephanie advises school departments on issues ranging from truancy to personnel matters, public records requests, vendor contracts, and lease agreements. She is active as a speaker on the BRCSM team, frequently on topics for school management including updates on Rhode Island law as well as student privacy vs. parental rights.

During law school, she also was a judicial intern for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and served as Articles Editor of the Northeastern University Law Review. Prior to law school, she taught middle school math in Houston, TX. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University and honors graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. She completed high school at the Moses Brown School in Providence.

Admitted to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Stephanie is a member of the RI Women’s Bar Association.

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS:

“Four on Fourth: Four Cases that Impact the Fourth Amendment (Search & Seizure) in Schools ” (July 2018) BRCSM Insights

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Rhode Island
United States District Court for the District Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Northeastern University School of Law, 2012
Boston University, magna cum laude, 2007