About the Institute
We are taking our School Law Institute virtual for 2020 using Zoom, a cloud-based video-conferencing service. The Institute program has been designed with busy educators in mind. Taught by Drummond Woodsum school attorneys who have decades of experience both practicing and teaching school law, the Institute distills from the vast body of education statutes and court decisions the knowledge that educators most need to perform their jobs effectively and to recognize and prevent legal problems before they arise.
The institute involves significant reading in advance from Maine School Law, as well as collected court and arbitration rulings. Participants will complete a written exercise in advance of the course, participate in a virtual mock exercise during the course, prepare and present a short oral argument related to one side of an assigned case, and submit a 5 page paper at the conclusion of the course.
The Institute is an intense and exciting learning experience for educators, so we encourage participants to be fully present during their online sessions. Because of the small class size and casual nature of the Institute, instructors Isabel, Pete, and Elek will be available to continue discussions and talk informally with participants throughout the 8-day period.
Earn 4.5 C.E.U.s over 8 - half day sessions!
The Maine Department of Education has approved the Institute to fulfill the requirement for a course on school law for purposes of administrator certification. Whether you need a course to satisfy a requirement, are looking for an update, or simply have an interest in school law, the course will meet your needs. The course will also qualify for C.E.U.s from UMO for a small fee. Instructions for payment will be provided with the course materials.
(Note: Although the Institute provides certification and recertification credits, it is not affiliated with a college or university and does not provide graduate school credits)