Courses 2008 - 2009
LAW A 584 American Public School Law
A survey course that covers constitutional, statutory, and common law principles common to all public education systems within the United States. Included in the applicable law are a variety of substantive legal areas--e.g., torts, property, contracts, administrative law, and fundamental rights. A survey course, by definition, introduces students to numerous topics, but does not provide an opportunity for an in-depth analysis. Although the course includes sections on collective bargaining and employment discrimination, to the extent that these subjects are covered in other courses, they will not be covered in the American School Law course.
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