Program Calendar

Masters

Summer

  • Institute for the study of Education Law (RI) Part I
  • Legal Research Methods and Reasoning - 3 credits - MEDL 1020
  • Foundations in Education Law - 2 credits - MEDL 1025

Fall

  • Survey of Tort and Contract Law in Education - 3 credits - MEDL 1051
  • Special Education Law - 2 credits - MEDL 1030

Winter

  • Administrative Law - 2 credits - MEDL 1060
  • Ethical Issues in Education Law - 2 credit - MEDL 1040

Spring

  • Introduction to Constitutional Law - 2 credits - MEDL 1080
  • Selected Topics: Federal Legislation in Education - 2 credits - MEDL 1070

Second Year Classes

Students must take 4 elective class, 8 credits total. The electives are offered during the next three terms. Students must take the required course in each session as well.

Summer

  • Institute for the study of Education Law (RI) Part II
  • Required course
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 credits - MEDL 2020
  • Electives
    • Private Education Law - 2 credits - MEDL 2070
    • Civil Rights Law - 2 credits - MEDL 3000

Fall

  • Required course
    • Employee Relations Law - 3 credits - MEDL 2050
  • Electives
    • School Discipline Law - 2 credits - MEDL 2030
    • Contemporary Legal Issues 2 credit - MEDL 2040
    • Higher Education Law - 2 credits - MEDL 2060

Students will work on their Individual Research Project, (IRP). The IRP course will run from Jan - July ending with the student presenting his or her IRP at the RI in July. Students also need to choose from the electives offered if they have not yet fulfilled the 8 credit elective requirement.

Winter

  • Required course
    • Individual Research Project Seminar, Part I * - 3 credits - MEDL 3010
  • Electives
    • First Amendment and Education - 2 credits - MEDL 2010
    • Advanced Topics in School Liability - 2 credits - MEDL 2080
    • School Records and Confidentiality - 2 credits - MEDL 2090

Spring

  • Required course
    • Individual Research Project Seminar, Part II * - 3 credits - MEDL 3011

Summer

  • Part III Institute for the Study of Education Law, (RI). Students present their Individual Research Projects (required)

*Please note that students are not permitted to register for the IRP until all required course work has been successfully completed. If a student does not complete an elective course offered during the same session as the IRP or completes the course unsuccessfully the student must re-take the elective the next time it is offered therefore delaying graduation from the program. All students must complete the Master of Science in Education Law program within the 5 years of taking the first course.

An elective class must have a minimum of three students registered at the close of registration to run.

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