EDU 520-Education and the Law

Utilizes case law, legal analysis and class discussions to introducestudents to the major legal principles and issues affecting education.Reviews legal terminology and diverse legal issues that impacteducation and educators. Topics include regulation of public and private schools, church-state issues, the authority to make andenforce rules governing student and staff conduct, safety of theeducational environment, child abuse and sexual harassment, searchand seizure, desegregation, free-speech rights of students, teachersand extracurricular groups and due process. Topics are examined inthe context of legislation and statutes, Department of Educationregulations, and state and federal court decisions.