Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Education Law (LAW-690-001)
Lia Epperson

Meets: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (Th)

Enrolled: 15 / Limit: 20

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U* Notice - This course as offered *may* be eligible to satisfy Upper Level Writing Requirement. Students must have an explicit conversation with the professor no later than the end of the add/drop period, confirming that they intend to use the course assignment to fulfill the ULWR. Students must inquire and professors must agree to supervise the ULWR in writing. Students must present a written product for grading that meets both ULWR standards and the requirements of the course assignment.


Education plays a crucial role in sustaining a democratic society. As such, it is critical that we understand and are able to critique the legal and public policy choices that shape our education system. This course will examine the right to equal educational opportunity and will consider the various state and federal legal efforts to improve K-12 education. These include exploring issues of equity, access, and reform at the local, state and federal levels in a variety of areas. Topics explored may include educational access in the time of COVID, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic school segregation, gender equity, language access and rights of immigrant students, and the evolving role of the federal government in shaping education policy. In addition to examining legal authority and the work of legal scholars and scholars in other disciplines, we will also hear from practitioners who work directly with these issues.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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