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IU Bloomington

Janet Decker

School of Education/Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Expert Bio

Janet R. Decker teaches school law courses to undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and law students. She holds a law degree and Ph.D. in education policy studies. Decker primarily researches legal and policy issues in special education, but also studies charter schools and the legal literacy. She co-authored “How to prevent special education litigation: Eight legal lesson plans” (2015). Her publications have also appeared in journals including Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Journal of Education, Teaching Exceptional Children, BYU Education and Law Journal, and Utah Law Review.

Areas of Expertise

School law, special education law and policy, autism litigation, students with disabilities, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, special education voucher programs.