Curriculum

Law & Education: Legal Perspectives on Education

B658 is taught by Janet Decker, Emmert, Rippner

This course will prepare students to 1) identify legal issues occurring in public PK-12 schools; 2) appreciate the importance of legal literacy for administrators, educators, policymakers, and others; 3) understand legal principles and apply them to real life scenarios; 4) describe and analyze key principles of school/district policy as well as federal and state law; 5) conduct legal research to stay abreast of evolving law; 6) collaborate with others to solve complex legal issues, and 7) legally advocate for parents, students, schools, and districts. This is a School of Education course (EDUC-A608) which will be taught entirely online. Students are responsible for ascertaining applicable rules of relevant jurisdictions for bar exams/admission. Some jurisdictions limit the number of online hours. This course qualifies as one of the School of Education cross-listed courses that is required for the J.D. Minor in Education Policy (see https://www.law.indiana.edu/academics/jd-degree/joint-degrees/outside.shtml). Please contact the Student Affairs office if you plan to pursue the Minor in Education Policy and Dr. Janet Decker (deckerjr@indiana.edu) for further information about the course or the Education Policy minor.