For graduate-level courses in Educational Law. Here is comprehensive, yet accessible coverage of the laws that most often affect policies and procedures within educational institutions. Because for most students, this text will be their first exposure to the study of law, the author has deliberately written in a conversational, student-friendly tone and taken a practical, case-study approach. Discussion of key legal issues is liberally highlighted by examples of landmark cases and current headline making court decisions. The intent is to encourage future educational administrators to practice preventive law while providing an explanation of the relationship between education and America's legal system that will enable them to recognize legal issues-and potential legal challenges-when they occur.