EDUCATION POLICY AND THE LAW: CASES AND COMMENTARY
By Bernard James & Mary Margaret Penrose
Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary is a comprehensive discussion of United States school law. The casebook examines the modern education mission in primary, secondary and higher education institutions in light of current legal reform. It is designed to serve as a classroom text for courses in law, public education, and public policy. The book's 14 chapters and 800 pages cover all of the traditional topics, including student rights, special education, school safety, bullying, search and seizure, liability and teachers rights. The first edition establishes a foundation for understanding education law in a framework that results in a more confident approach for resolving policy disputes that frequently arise between local educators and state officials as well as between campus officials and parents.
Bernard James is Professor of Law at Pepperdine University. He obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. He teaches courses in Education Law, State Constitutional Law, Federalism, Individual Rights, and the First Amendment.
Mary Margaret Penrose is Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma. She received her J.D. from Pepperdine University and an LL.M from the University of Notre Dame. Her areas of expertise include education law, Title IX, federal civil procedure, constitutional law, criminal procedure, and employment discrimination.