There are many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of various areas of law. Our professors are passionate about sharing the most fascinating aspects of their areas of expertise with students in the classroom. Programs, courses, journals, and student groups round out the learning experience for students, giving students freedom to explore their interests and refine their skills.

Education Law and Policy

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Education offers individuals the necessary skills and training to succeed in life and society. At Ohio State, law students have ample opportunities to study a range of legal and policy problems in American elementary and secondary education, including equal educational opportunity, the No Child Left Behind Act, school disciplinary processes, school finance, segregation and desegregation, special education, and governance of private educational institutions.

Students considering a career in education law often study Education Law, Special Education Advocacy, and Nonprofit Organizations and related issues, such as civil rights, employment law, health law, immigration law, labor law, and law and religion.

Some students take Special Education Advocacy, a course which is a hybrid between a seminar and a clinical experience. Students learn about and practice representation in a special education case, including educational evaluations and assessments, the individualized educational programs, early intervention services, school discipline, the due process complaint, and remedies.

Find course offerings in this area with our Course Explorer.

Programs & Other Opportunities


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