This one-volume treatise summarizes and explains a myriad of legal trends and principles in the rich and varied field of American education law. The second edition of Practical Education Law for the Twenty-First Century is divided into ten chapters, each dealing with a substantive area in education law. Topics covered include school finances, school search and crime issues, residency and fee issues, basic labor law, alternative education and vouchers, injuries to students, athletics, and the overall organization and regulation of public education. Within each chapter are a number of concise sections that address specific legal concerns. Citations are nationwide in scope and include references to updated federal and state case law, federal statutory law, and state statutory law. Practical law tips appear throughout the volume.
This highly readable text is extremely accessible to nonlegal audiences, as well as useful to the legally trained reader and to the law student.
"This book is a must for all educational lawyers, counsel to towns, school boards, and school administrators. The treatise is accessible and suitable for law school and non-law school classes. Acquisition law librarians for all law schools need to order this book. Professor Dodd's emphasis on real-life situations makes it an excellent desk book for school boards, superintendents of schools, and educational policymakers, as well as the lawyers that represent them. This book will be useful as supplemental reading in graduate school of education courses in school administration. The book receives the Bimonthly Review of Law Books five-star rating for readability, accessibility, and relevance." — Michael Rustad, Bimonthly Review of Law Books, on the first edition
"This book…provides an excellent overview of education law in the U.S… Both students and practitioners will find this book very helpful. This work would make an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate education classes as well as law school classes covering education law." — Legal Information ALERT, on the first edition
"Thoroughly researched, well organized, and easy to read, the book concisely outlines each area of law, and cites to numerous cases, laws, and other supporting materials, all in the footnotes and through a table of cases, so as not to interrupt the easy flow of the text. This book is a must for practitioners and legal scholars in the field of education or education law." — Suffolk University Juvenile Justice Center Newsletter, November 2003, on the first edition