School of Law
One of the most diverse law schools in the nation, St. Mary's prepares its graduates for the competent and ethical practice of law in a community that supports educational excellence.
Master of JurisprudenceThe Education Law concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence program page for details about the overall program and other available concentrations.
M.Jur. Education Law Concentration
The M.Jur. in Education Law is the perfect academic program for someone involved in education administration. An education administrator may provide advice in matters pertinent to education law, such as student residency, governance issues, the principal and teacher selection and retention process, student discipline, special-education law, tuition fraud and in the development of educational policies.
This demands an understanding of an ever-changing public policy scheme and how to track, monitor and alter existing plans and curriculum appropriately.
Education Law Concentration Curriculum
|Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)||2|
|Legal Research and Writing (offered online)||2|
Required foundational concentration requirements
|Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation online)||3|
|Torts (offered online)||4|
|School Finances Seminar||2|
|Family Law Mediation||2|
|Negotiations (offered online)||3|
|The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)||3|
|Child Protective Services Seminar||2|
|Employment Law (offered online)||3|
|Special Education Law||2|
|Mental Health and the Law||2|
|Federal Education Law||2|
Ready to take the next step?
Curious which M.Jur. concentration is right for you? Questions about the admission process or the program? Our admission team will work with you to answer any questions and help you through the process when you’re ready.
Learn about the application process, deadlines and requirements for the Master of Jurisprudence program: