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Dr. Bernard James
School Law and Policy

Dr. Bernard James is a Professor of Law at Pepperdine University.  He teaches courses in Civil Rights, Federalism, Individual Rights, Education Law, State Constitutional Law and Introduction to American Law.  Bernie joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984, after serving in Michigan as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals.  Professor James is the author of the textbook, "Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary" (Vandeplas Publishing 2009). 


Bernie also serves as a senior consultant to the US Department of Justice where he published, "Sharing Information: A Guide to FERPA and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs" (DOJ Programs 1997).  He is the contributing legal editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety and comments on constitutional issues in North America and Europe.


Dr. James teaches School Law and Policy annually at the NASRO conference, and he was our keynote speaker a couple of years ago.  Bernie remains one of the highest rated presenters OSROA has ever hosted.  His interactive presentations are informative regarding the legal issues facing schools today.  Come and hear the current updates regarding, Legal Issues, Search and Seizure, Immigration, Students’ Rights and much more as we welcome Dr. James back to our 2019 School Safety Conference.

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