The course continues the exploration of legal issues that dominate the field of education. The intent of this course is to closely examine certain aspects of court decisions and laws affecting educators and students. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues including special education, the rights of students, and educators, and other stakeholders, and controlling court decisions. Students will be expected to critically examine state and federal court decisions as well as statutes affecting the broader education field. The intent is for each student to understand the often complex legal principles of court decisions.