The Origins and Development of Education Law as a Separate Field of Law in the United States and Australia
Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law & Education
Education Law, Recognition
Considerable education legislation is passed in both the United States of America and Australia, and other nations, to govern educational activities at state and federal levels. In the US, educational challenges proliferate in the courts and students and parents seek for appropriate educational provision or compensation. In Australia, while actions are not common, a considerable case law on a range of matters is in existence, and is growing. This article examines these contexts to argue that education law should be recognised as
a legal field, and that judicial determinations should recognise parameters of education law in decisionmaking.
Ralph D. Mawdsley and J. Joy Cumming, The Origins and Development of Education Law as a Separate Field of Law in the United States and Australia, 13 Australia & New Zealand Journal of Law & Education 7 (2008).