Education Policy and The Law: Cases and Commentary, Second Edition
By Bernard James, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary provides a comprehensive case and problem-based approach to studying the cases, statutes, and developments that shape education law and policy. The Second Edition brings up-to-date the major themes of education law – the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution with a particular focus on the Equal Protection and Due Process guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment. It highlights reforms in education law that forcefully shape education policy today – school choice, homeschooling, special needs education, educational malpractice, school safety law, school police, and restorative justice school discipline reform.
The Second Edition has three distinguishing characteristics:
Cases and Statutes. The book is organized to provide an overview of the major cases from both federal courts and state courts as well as instructive federal and state legislation.
Commentary and Narratives.The Second Edition contains a compelling compendium of notes, comments, and stories about how the legal system and policymakers are responding to legal duties and policy constraints.
Hypothetical Policy Problems. Drawing on the success of the problem-based sections used in the First Edition textbook, the Second Edition contains problems designed to help learners apply legal principles to policy fact patterns.
Bernard James is Professor of Law at the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.Professor James teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Education Law, and State Constitutional Law.