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Master of Jurisprudence in Education Law

M.Jur. Education Law Concentration

An education administrator may provide advice, counsel and representation of a school district or other educational agency 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.

Jobs in Education Law

The St. Mary’s 30-credit-hour M.Jur. concentration in Education Law is intended for candidates who already possess an initial teaching license and want to enhance learning further in the legal nuances of administration and/or counseling.

The program is beneficial for those who plan to enter the educational field as teachers, counselors, advisers and school administration. This program is also useful for journalists or policy makers who operate in the field of education.

M.Jur. at St. Mary's Law

The Education Law concentration is one of many M.Jur. degree programs at St. Mary’s. All are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College and have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).

General M.Jur. Program Information

Education Law Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System 2
Legal Research and Writing I 2

Required foundational concentration requirements

Students must select at least two of these courses.
Courses Credit Hours
Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation online) 3
Constitutional Law 4
Torts I 3
Criminal Law 3
Education Law 3

Concentration requirements

Students must select two additional electives.
Courses Credit Hours
School Finances Seminar 2
Family Law 3
Family Law Mediation 2
Negotiations 3
Juvenile Law 2
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) 3
Child Protective Services Seminar 2
Employment Law 3
Special Education Law 2
Mediation 3
Mental Health and the Law 2
Workers’ Compensation 2
Immigration Law 3
Federal Education Law 2

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