1. Demonstrate knowledge of (a) recent legal developments relevant to the management of school boards; and (b) the political, financial, economic and practical contexts in which good governance models/structures are designed, developed and delivered. 2. Demonstrate the reasoning, research and communication skills to (a) reflect critically on legal theory and professional practice; (b) investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and apply established theories to practice; (c) generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level; (d) justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and (e) design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to legal scholarship and professional practice. 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the above knowledge and skills (a) with creativity and initiative to new situations; (b) with high level personal autonomy and accountability; and (c) to plan and execute substantial research based projects.