Master of Jurisprudence

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Featured Faculty: Albert Kauffman 

“Education law applies to our lives from cradle to grave.”

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 CoursesCredit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)2
Legal Research and Writing (offered online)2

Required Foundational Concentration Requirements

Students must select at least two of these courses.
CoursesCredit Hours
Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation online)3
Constitutional Law4
Torts (offered online)4
Criminal Law4
Education Law3

Concentration Requirements

Students must select two additional electives.
CoursesCredit Hours
School Finances Seminar2
Family Law3
Family Law Mediation2
Negotiations (offered online)3
Juvenile Law2
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)3
Child Protective Services Seminar2
Employment Law (offered online)3
Special Education Law2
Mental Health and the Law2
Workers’ Compensation2
Immigration Law3
Federal Education Law2
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