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Master of Jurisprudence –
Education Law Concentration

The Education Law Concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

M.Jur. Education Law Concentration (available online)

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.

Alan Haynes Web 2021

In Brown v. the Board of Education, the Supreme Court stated that ‘education is the most important function of state and local governments.’  The Court went on to say, ‘Today it is the principal instrument in awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing them for later professional training and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment. In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.’ While these words were written over sixty years, they remain salient today. Education remains the bedrock of any democracy and the understanding of the intersection of law and education remains essential to understanding the vital concepts of democratic values.”

-Alan Haynes

Required Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online) 2
Legal Research and Writing (offered online) 2
First-year Course (Constitutional Law, Torts or Criminal Law)  3-4
Second First-year Course (Constitutional Law, Torts or Criminal Law)  3-4

Additional Concentration Electives

Course Name Credit Hours
Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation online)* 3
Education Law* 2-3
Child Protective Services Seminar 2
Employment Law or Employment Discrimination Law 3
Family Law 3
Family Law Mediation 2
Federal Education Law Seminar 2
Immigration Law 3
Juvenile Law 2
Mediation 3
Mental Health & the Law 2
Negotiations 3
Special Education Law 2

Courses marked with an * are required electives. Two additional courses from the list must be chosen. Students must take two of the three courses marked with an **. 

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