T h i s p a p e r e x a mi n e d t h e pla c e o f e d u c a t i o n L a w i n t h e e f f e c ti v e management of schools.  The issue of effective management is one of the problems facing sch ools.  Many school managers and teachers have no legal training.  As such, they run schools on the basis of trial and error.  This trial and error is no longer fashionable.  It is because parents, g u a r d i a n s, t e a c h e r s a n d s t u d e n t s h a v e b e c o m e li ti g a ti o n c o n scious.  Today, courts actively participate in the mana gement of schools.  Those rights and privileges are violated seek redress in the law courts.  The p a p e r d is c u s s e d t h e m e a n i n g o f E d u c a ti o n L a w , c o n t e n t o f E d u c a ti o n Laws, sources of Education Law and Laws as the basis of school effective management.  The paper recommended among ot hers that legal education be made compulsory in school system

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