Legal Updates Written by Bernie James


The Educator SRO Relationship When is the Educator an Agent of Law Enforcment- JOSS Fall 2017

School Discipline Reform and Restorative Justice – JOSS Summer 2017

School Safety Legislative Reform Going into 2017 – JOSS Spring 2017

School Safety Legal Reform 2016 Top Ten Cases – JOSS Winter 2016

The Discretion of Educators and Disciplinary Reform – JOSS Fall 2016

School Safety Legislative Reform 7 Top Concerns of Policymakers – JOSS Summer 2016

Government Liability and the Failure to Train- JOSS Spring 2016

Message From the Courts Legal Update on 2014-2015 Top Cases – JOSS Winter 2015

Body Worn Cameras Student Privacy Rights & Video Surveillance- JOSS Fall 2015

Arming School Personnel School Safety Reform and Liability – JOSS Summer 2015

Excessive Force and SRO Liability- JOSS Spring 2015

Riley v CA Guidance on School Safety, Cell Phones, & Student Privacy- JOSS Winter 2014

The Leading Student Speech Standard by David Hudson Jr – JOSS Fall 2014

When Liability Strikes The Rule of Law and Student Rights – JOSS Summer 2014

The Courts and Safe School Reform Emerging Guidance on Student Rights – JOSS Spring 2014

School Safety Legal Reform 2013- JOSS Winter 2013

Policy Reform After Newtown The SRO and Student’s Right to a Safe Campus- JOSS Summer 2013

Safe School Policies Liability and the SRO- JOSS Spring 2013

The Truth Behind the School to Prison Pipeline Dispute- JOSS Winter 2012

State v. Meneese- Warrants, SROs and the MOU- JOSS Fall 2012

Suspicionless Student Searches When, Why, and How- JOSS Summer 2012

Selective Enforcement Lessons Learned From Discrimination Cases- JOSS Spring 2012

School Liability and Excessive Force- JOSS Winter 2011

The Supreme Court, Police Interrogations, & Student Rights- JOSS Fall 2011

Gangs Take a Fresh Look at Your Campus Policies- JOSS Summer 2011

Applying the Safford Rule in Stip Searches- JOSS Spring 2011

Informants, Tips & Reasonable Suspicion- JOSS Winter 2010

Whats the Law on Misconduct and Bullying- JOSS Fall 2010

Video Surveillance The Right To Privacy & Safe Schools – JOSS Summer 2010

SROs, Safe Schools, and the Interagency Agreement- JOSS Spring 2010

Cell Phones and the Fourth Amendment- JOSS Winter 2009

2009 Laws That Affect Safe Schools and Students Rights – JOSS Fall 2009

Special Education Students and Their Safety- JOSS Spring 2009

School Safety Current Legal Reform- JOSS Winter 2008

SROs and Campus Codes of Conduct- JOSS Fall 2008

Student Searches- JOSS Summer 2008

Fine Tuning The Educators SRO Relationship- JOSS Winter 2007

Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA- JOSS Fall 2007