Education Law - LAW 725

2-3 Hours

This course provides students with a broad overview of developments in education law and policy by examining the historic and changing role of law and legal institutions in structuring American public and, to a lesser extent, private elementary and secondary education.  It introduces students to the major constitutional, statutory, and regulatory authorities that inflluence the management and operation of American K-12 schools.  Subjects to be explored include theories of compulsory attendance requirements; school choice; educational privacy rights; school board governance; educational equality; academic freedom; school finance; professional and contractual responsibilities of teachers; and compliance with state and federal mandates.

Fall 2018 Section 001
Syllabus for Fall 2018 section 001