- 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
- Survey of Tort and Contract Law in Education - 3 credits - MEDL 1051
- Special Education Law - 2 credits - MEDL 1030
- Administrative Law - 2 credits - MEDL 1060
- Ethical Issues in Education Law - 2 credit - MEDL 1040
- 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.
- Institute for the study of Education Law (RI) Part II
- Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 credits - MEDL 2020
- Private Education Law - 2 credits - MEDL 2070
- Civil Rights Law - 2 credits - MEDL 3000
- Employee Relations Law - 3 credits - MEDL 2050
- 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.
- Individual Research Project Seminar, Part I * - 3 credits - MEDL 3010
- 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
- Individual Research Project Seminar, Part II * - 3 credits - MEDL 3011
- 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.