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.
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.
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
School of Education