Course Details

Law and Education

Class sessions will be devoted both to student presentations of their paper topics and to discussion of a variety of currently vexing legal-educational controversies that require lawyers, educators and policy-makers to balance considerations of private and public morality, social costs, the allocation of public resources and the good of individuals. Specific issues to be discussed include how best to promote the learning of differently-abled students, how to ameliorate class and racial inequities, how to enforce student discipline efficiently, effectively and fairly, how to regulate freedom of speech and the free exercise and establishment of religion and how best to finance public education. Readings include cases and statutes that establish the foundation for resolving current law and education controversies as well as cases addressing cutting-edge issues of major social concern. Grades will be based primarily on the students' papers, although the quality of their class presentations may also be considered. Provided the subject matter of the paper is appropriate, students may write multiple draft papers for additional credit or for the graduation writing requirement.


Catalog Number: CONPUB 637
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & Procedure
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Fall 2014
Title: Law and Education
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15



Fall 2013
Title: Law and Education
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24



Fall 2012
Title: Law and Education
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 18



Fall 2011
Title: Law and Education
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25