Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Practical Lawyering Skills

559: Education Litigation: Impact of Civ. Rts. Eq. Cases K-12

Credit Hours



This course examines the results of civil rights education cases brought on behalf of African American, Latino, and other minority students.  Students will examine applicable legal precedents and statutory frameworks, classroom level implementation, and experts' analyses of data and outcomes for five subject areas - student assignment, English Language Learner Programs, tracking (gifted and remedial), special education, and discipline.  Students will work in teams and individually to present research and response papers related to the five subject matters.