Law & Education: Leadership in Special Education

B658 is taught by Janet Decker

Special education is the most commonly litigated area in public schools today. Students will analyze legal, political, cultural, and leadership issues surrounding these disputes, as well as federal and state legislation and case law. Topics will include: student harassment based on disability; litigation surrounding discipline of students with disabilities; the evolution of the U.S. special education system; special education and school choice; alternative dispute resolution in special education; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act#s due process procedures; eligibility of students with disabilities; school-family relationships in special education; and other special student populations (e.g., LGBT, gifted and talented, homeless students). This course is a School of Education course (EDUC-A675) 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 required for the Minor in Education Policy (see (link)). Please contact the Student Affairs office if you plan to pursue the Minor in Education Policy. Because there are limited spots available for law students, instructor permission to enroll is required. No later than one week prior to enrollment, please send an email expressing why you are interested in the course to Janet Decker Please note: This class meets according to School of Education regulations and calendar.