Education Law Survey

Section 1ZO, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/50
Credits: 3

Course Description

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, school finance, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and its reauthorizations, as well as school choice. The course also examines education federalism and the role of government in American education. 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Class participation will be considered in grading.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Constitutional Law is recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Race, Education, and Opportunity (7045)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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