Educational Policy and the Law

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West Publishing Company, 1992 - Educational law and legislation - 860 pages
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Written for senior or graduate-level courses and seminars in education law/administration at four-year schools and law schools. Thorough coverage of case law as it applies to elementary and secondary school administrators. This interdisciplinary approach integrates law and educational policy throughout. Complete update includes new material on search and seizure, religion, educational quality, student rights, etc. Edited cases and articles are integrated with notes and discussion questions.

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About the author (1992)

Mark G. Yudof became the 19th University of California president in the summer of 2008. Previously, he served as chancellor of the University of Texas system since August 2002, and president of the University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2002. Before that, he was a faculty member and administrator at UT Austin for 26 years, serving as dean of the law school from 1984 to 1994 and as the university's executive vice president and provost from 1994 to 1997. His career at UT Austin began in 1971, when he was appointed an assistant professor of law. He has continued to teach throughout his administrative career. While on the UT law faculty, he was also a visiting professor at the law schools at the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley, and conducted research as a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick in England. Yudof is a distinguished authority on constitutional law, freedom of expression and education law who has written and edited numerous publications on free speech and gender discrimination, including "Educational Policy and the Law." He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute. He recently completed a two-year term on the U.S. Department of Education's Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy and has served as a member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. A Philadelphia native, he earned an LL.B. degree (cum laude) in 1968 from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a B.A. degree (cum laude with honors in political science) in 1965. He was awarded the Alumni Award of Merit (2001) and the prestigious James Wilson Award (2004) by the University of Pennsylvania Law School for his many years of service and contributions to the legal community.

Betsy Levin has taught courses in Constitutional Law and Educational Policy and the Law for nearly 40 years. She has served in a number of administrative positions, including Executive Vice President and Director of the Association of American Law Schools, and Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Professor Levin served as the first General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education, having come to the Department from the faculty of Duke Law School, where she had taught for eight years. In recent years, she has been a visiting professor of law at the Universities of North Carolina, American, Georgetown, Howard, Baltimore, Puerto Rico, New York University, Nova Southeastern, and Chapman. Earlier government service includes her appointments to the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and to the National Council for Educational Research of the National Institute of Education. Levin has more recently served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the National Association of Women Judges, as well as to several universities and law schools. Professor Levin's books, articles, and other publications address issues involving equal educational opportunity, education finance, the federal role in education, and the constitutional and statutory rights of teachers and students. Levin received her law degree from Yale Law School, clerked for a U.S. Court of Appeals judge on the Fourth Circuit, and then served as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, before joining the Urban Institute as its Director of Education Studies.

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