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Professor edits legal handbook for principals

Contact: Elise Doster


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Ken Lane

     HAMMOND – Kenneth Lane, professor of educational leadership at Southeastern Louisiana University, is the lead editor of the Principal’s Legal Handbook, which will be released in its fourth edition in September. 

     The book, distributed every four years by the Education Law Association (ELA), serves as an extensive legal reference manual for public and private institutions in national K-12 and higher education systems.

     The Principal’s Legal Handbook covers a wide variety of topics for school administration and includes 39 chapters that cover topics such as Academic Freedom and Censorship, Affirmative Action and Freedom of Expression.

     Lane, who has served as lead editor for the past two editions, said the manual provides practical information that can be easily applied in an academic setting.

     “The area of educational law is very dynamic,” said Lane, who also serves as program coordinator of Southeastern’s doctoral program in educational leadership. “Education law changes rapidly. It’s important to keep administrators current on the legal aspects of their institutions so they can provide practical advice to their faculty and students.”

     The Principal’s Legal Handbook is available through the ELA at

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