Journal of Law and Education

Journal providing news and research regarding education administration and legal issues.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 2, Spring

Chalk Talks - Forecasting the Implications of Charter School Legislation in Kentucky: The Economic Impact of Charter School Programs and a Suggestion for the Model Charter School
I. INTRODUCTIONCharter school policies leave much to be explored with respect to economic outcomes.1 In 1992, the first charter school opened its doors in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with an intent to educate "students who have dropped out of school and whose...
Chalk Talks - Gordon College, Religious Liberty and Accreditation
I. INTRODUCTIONRegional accreditation agencies are the gatekeepers of academic standards and access to federal financial aid.1 Traditionally, courts have not treated these agencies as state actors.2 However, this view is beginning to change with state...
Chalk Talks - Legal Issues around Naloxone and Public Schools
I. INTRODUCTIONUnintentional drug overdose is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States.1 For young people in middle and high school, this reality reaches uncomfortably close to home.2 According to the Centers for Disease Control...
Commentary - ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Articles and Student WorkCasey Fitzgerald, Retiring Pension Reform: An Analysis of In re Pension Reform Litigation, 2015 IL 118585, 32 N.E.3D 1, 41 S. Ill, U. L.J. 345402 (2017). This article details the public pension crisis facing Illinois, using a...
Commentary - UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
Articles and Student WorkMarc Edelman, The Future of College Athlete Players Unions: Lessons Learned from Northwestern University and Potential Next Steps in the College Athletes' Rights Movement, 38 Cardozo L. Rev. 1627-1662 (2017). This article addresses...
De Facto Segregation: Tracing a Legal Basis for Contemporary Inequality
I. INTRODUCTIONAt the start of the 21st century, de facto segregation remains a legacy of the incomplete battles of the civil rights movement. The de jure/de facto distinction emerged to distinguish between statutory segregation and segregation arising...
Recent Decisions - ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
TortsStudent-athlete sued high school alleging premises liability. A ball struck the student while he stood in the dugout during a school baseball game. He claimed the school failed to conform to excepted standards and failed to take reasonable steps...
Recent Decisions- SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Review DeniedDecisions without published opinion in lower courtDOCKET NO: 17-534NAME: I.T. v. Haw. Dep't of Educ.DATE CERT. DENIED: 12/4/2017CITATION: 138 S. Ct. 517Student, through his parents, appealed reduction of attorney's fees after partial win...
Recent Decisions - UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
Faculty AdministrationProfessor sued website and anonymous user of website alleging invasion of privacy, interference with business relationship/expectancy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. Professor claimed that an anonymous...
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