Susan Horwitz

  • Lecturer in Law

Susan Horwitz, Esq is the Supervising Attorney of the Education Law Project at The Legal Aid Society.  Susan first joined the Legal Aid Society in 1990 as a staff attorney in the Criminal Appeals Bureau and spent a year as a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice before moving to the Civil Practice in January, 2003. Since that time she has represented hundreds of individuals and families who need assistance obtaining and preserving public benefits and social security disability benefits.

Since 2006, Susan has primarily focused on educational rights of students with disabilities who are living in poverty. She represents families at school meetings, mediations, and impartial hearings. Ms. Horwitz provides trainings for parents, pro bono attorneys, case handlers in other practices within The Legal Aid Society, school staff, and mental health providers on navigating the special education system, legal rules and remedies, and self-advocacy skills. In 2017, she developed the LAS/Mt Sinai Morningside Child and Family Institute Medical-Legal Partnership.

Susan graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1990 and received a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College in 1985.