Education Law Seminar: K-12 (2 Credits) LAW 0901

Seminar taught in a survey format that begins with an analysis of the fundamental political and philosophical principles underlying the American educational system. The seminar will focus exclusively on current legal problems in elementary/secondary education. Students will then be challenged to apply fundamental educational philosophies to difficult areas of elementary/secondary education such as: the limits of compulsory education; the right to a public education; issues relating to campus safety and privacy; striking the balance between federal control through statutes and state control over curriculum; the rights and responsibilities of students; and the traditional and novel torts in the educational environment.
Additional Prerequisite(s): Completion of LSV I & II and Constitutional Law I & II with a cumulative average of C or better.