Education Law programs?

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Education Law programs?

Postby tigerman28 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:12 am


I am trying to find programs that have at least slight specialization in education law (specifically, higher education law). I see Georgetown Law has such a program, but a Google search and going through higher ed professional organization websites haven't proven helpful. Any thoughts?

BTW, I understand it's not important to specialize so much as learning the law PERIOD. However, I would enjoy taking these education law electives in 2L and 3L.

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Education Law programs?

Postby wolverinelove11 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:58 pm

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Re: Education Law programs?

Postby Norwood » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:00 am

Check out the schools professors that teach education courses and what sort of involvement they have in the field. Also look at the selection of courses the school has to offer. Maybe look to see if the school has a secondary journal that emphasizes education law.


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Re: Education Law programs?

Postby MumofCad » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:36 pm

Not sure about your numbers, but in my research of Harvard and Yale, they both offered several courses and clinics in education-related law. Go to the website, search down the courses (its a pretty lengthy list at Harvard). I've heard positive things about some of the relevant professors and clinics.

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Re: Education Law programs?

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:42 pm

I am a rising 2L at Penn State and am focusing my studies on Education Law. There is a really good joint degree program here that offers the opportunity to get your J.D. and then your masters also. Penn State has the number 1 higher education administration program in the country, so it's a really well regarded program.

I would look into schools that offer joint degree or that have highly regarded higher education programs (I believe Michigan has a great education program, and obviously they have a great law school). If you want some more advice about helpful classes, summer opportunities, etc. please feel free to send me a message. I have done a ton of research about education law since I decided that it is the avenue that I want to pursue, so I would be happy to share my knowledge.

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