Education Law, 5th Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9150-4
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 560 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2019-09-23
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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This practical treatise deals with all the key issues arising in the field of education law, including Charter rights, French language instruction, civil liability, the nature of school boards, private and independent schools, special education, the role of teachers, and student rights and responsibilities. Throughout the book, education law is contextualized within many overlapping areas of law, such as family law, child protection and criminal and youth law. Valued both for its currency and its ease-of-use, the 5th edition will be of interest to lawyers, school boards, teachers, school administrators, parents and faculties of education. Substantially revised and updated, the 5th edition includes:

  • New discussion of freedom of religion in schools
  • New discussion of student sexual orientation, discrimination, and human rights
  • Revised and expanded role of teachers inside and outside the classroom, professional boundaries and the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Extensive updates to case law on civil liability of boards
  • New discussion on searches of students in schools
  • New discussion of safe schools and risk prevention
About the Author
Anthony F. Brown, LL.B., M.Ed. is a well-recognized legal expert, with more than 20 years' experience in education and labour law. He was General Counsel with the Toronto District School Board until 2015 and is now in private practice in Toronto. He practices in the areas of education, labour, employment, human rights and local governance law. He is the author of Legal Handbook for Educators, 6th Edition , and co-author of Education Law, 4th Edition (2007, Carswell) as well as Consulting Editor of the annual Consolidated Ontario Education Statutes and Regulations.

Marvin A. Zuker was appointed a Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice in 1978.  He retired in December 2016.  He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  He holds the rank of Associate Professor at OISE/UT where he has taught Education Law since 1982.


Mr. Zuker is the author and co-author of several books, including Canadian Women and the Law and The Law is Not for Women, co-authored with June Callwood; Ontario Small Claims Court Practice (published since 1981 to the present); Education Law, co-authored with Anthony Brown (4th edition 2007); Consulting Editor, Sexual Misconduct in Education: Prevention, Reporting and Discipline with Grant Bowers and Rena Knox (2d. ed. 2006); and Children’s Law Handbook, Zuker and Kerwin(3rd ed. 2015).  He lectures frequently on a number of education law issues and serves on the Editorial Board of the “Education and Law Journal,” the “Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education,” and “Risk Management in Canadian Education.” He is the co-author of An Educator’s Guide to the Law and the Ontario College of Teachers, published by Canada Law Book in 2013.

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