Education Law Survey
Section 1, Spring 23
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Education law and policy determine the goals, foundation and structure of public education today. This course explores historical and contemporary legal and policy debates regarding education, with an emphasis on issues of educational opportunity and inequality, such as race and sex discrimination, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and its reauthorizations, as well as school choice. The course also examines the rights of students and teachers. Students will analyze both past and current law and policy and how law and policy should be reformed to achieve the goals of the education system. Our focus will be on education within the K-12 system.
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Written Work Product
Written Work Product:
Class participation will be considered in grading.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Constitutional Law is recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No
*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Constitutional Law, Family Law, Public Policy and Regulation, Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM