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 Please contact the Student Affairs office if you plan to pursue the Minor in Education Policy and Dr. Janet Decker ( for further information about the course or the Education Policy minor.