Program Calendar

Classes are subject to change and may not be offered during the term listed below, contact your program office for the most up to date information

****The elective classes are only offered once a year so please keep this in mind as you plan your elective classes and any concentration you are seeking.
(Students that begin July 2013 or after)

First Term (July - Sept)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEDL 1080: Introduction to Constitutional Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2080: Advanced Topics in School Liability (2 credits)
  • MEDL 3000: Civil Rights Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2060: Wages and Hours (2 credits)

Second Term (Sept - Dec)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MEDL 1030: Special Education Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2060: Higher Education Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2090: Dealing with Whistleblowers and Preventing Retaliation (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3010: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)

Third Term (Jan - March)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2016)
  • MEDL 1040: Ethical Issues in Education Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2030: School Discipline Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2050: Trends in Employee Law new course (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2055: Immigration and Naturalization Concerns in Employment (2 credits)

Fourth Term (April - June)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research, Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEDL 1070: Federal Legislation Issues in Education Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2070: Private Ed Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2030: Preventing Workplace Harassment (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2070: Unions and Management (2 credits)

Important

  • All students must successfully complete all first year courses before taking the second year courses.
  • Students must submit an IRP topic for review and approval before registering and taking IRP 1. This should be submitted 6 months before the IRP 1 begins.
  • Students must complete 12 credits of electives. Students may choose to complete a concentration in which specific courses should be selected or take a mixture of electives from those offered.
  • Not all electives are offered each term; all electives need at least 3 students to run.
  • The IRP Part 1 and the IRP Part 2 must be taken during back to back terms. Students may not take IRP Part 1, then a term of electives then the IRP Part 2.

Below are the concentrations for Education Law. Students must complete 12 credits of electives to complete their degree. Students may choose from 12 credits of electives they are interested in or may choose to take combinations below to earn a concentration. Students MAY NOT take concentrations on other disciplines. For example an Education Law student MAY NOT take a Health Law concentration. It is the students responsibility to plan accordingly and check registration to make sure that all concentration classes AND electives are taken and successfully completed BEFORE registration for the IRP part 2 class. We strongly recommend that students complete all electives before part 1 of the IRP.

Primary Education Law

  • MEDL 2080 (2 credits) - Advanced Topics in School Liability

    This course will examine the expanding area of school liability for tortuous conduct. The course will explore causes of liability and the impact such liability has on the school, school board and school system. Students will explore liability issues that face educators across all levels of the education spectrum.

  • MEDL 2030 (2 credits) - School Discipline Law

    This course will explore institutional responses to student discipline. The course will cover appropriate means and appropriate circumstances when student discipline is necessary. Students will explore the procedural protections granted to students and the bounds of lawful discipline which include expulsion.

Higher Education Law

  • MEDL 2060 (2 credits) - Higher Education Law

    This course will look at the role of law in higher education institutions. Special emphasis will be given to the governance structures of public and private institutions; the relationship between faculty, staff, students and the university community; faculty promotion, tenure, curriculum control; issues related to research and teaching responsibilities; academic freedom; affirmative action; racial and sexual harassment; intellectual property rights of faculty, staff and students; and planned giving.

  • MEDL 2070 (2 credits) - Private Education Law

    This course will focus on the operation and function of private schools in contrast to the public school system. The course will examine private education in the elementary and secondary school setting.

School Administration Law

  • MLAW 2040 (2 credits) Hiring, Firing and Promoting

    This course will detail the laws that regulate how employees should be hired, fired, promoted, disciplined and evaluated. The course will explore the steps an employer should take to avoid allegations of discrimination during the hiring, firing or disciplinary process.

  • MLAW 2070 (2 credits) - Labor Law: Laws Regulating Unions and Management

    The course will introduce students to basic labor law principles. It will focus on how a collective bargaining unit can be established, what constitutes an unfair labor practice, and the rules regulating the collective bargaining process. Students will learn some of the basic rules employers must follow when employees are trying to start a union, what they must do when a union has been established, and what is required to bargain in good faith.

First Term

  • CORE Legal Research
  • Program Core

Second Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Third Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Fourth Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

New students begin electives, need 12 credits of electives. Electives are only offered once a year so if there is a specific class you want to take for interest or to earn a concentration, please pay attention to when it is offered.

Fifth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits (fifth or sixth term students should take 3 classes)

Sixth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits

Seventh Term

  • 1 elective and part 1 of the IRP

Eighth Term

  • Part 2 of the IRP

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