UCEA Center for Leadership in Law and Education

UCEA Center for Leadership in Law and Education

Center for Leadership in Law and Education at Clemson University

Who We Are

The Center for Leadership in Law and Education is a University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Center. The center is a multi-disciplinary research and action center focusing on the law impacting the schools via four overlapping goals of studying, educating, disseminating and influencing.

Our Purpose

We are committed to highlighting and promoting
the leadership of education professionals in making, administering and evaluating laws impacting children and schools. We are committed to influencing state and national laws that provide the delivery and assessment framework in which educators pursue the education of all children.

We will share our findings at meetings and conferences, by publishing policy papers on issues projected to come before our legislature and by providing evaluations of the effect of the law on children, school districts and the state. We will conduct impact studies of the law as it is and as it potentially could be--all in an effort to illuminate the legal, ethical, and practical implications of these decisions on our educational and legal systems.

From the Director

Welcome to the Center for Leadership in Law and Education website! We are excited to join the family of UCEA Centers. We hope you visit often as we celebrate our inaugural year with activities beginning this March with a Presidential Colloquium featuring national expert on school finance, Dr. R. Craig Wood. We also have multiple research and policy initiatives that we will publish in our section on Policy Reports in the coming weeks.

Thank you for visiting our web presence and we do hope you return often.

Patricia F. First, J.D. Ed.D.
Director, UCEA Center for Leadership in Law & Education
Eugene T. Moore Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership


Rutland Institute
School of Education