|The purpose of this study is to review the tendency and characteristics of research about Educational Law in Japan through the analysis of Japan Education Law Association and it`s products. The primary analysis target was the ``EDUCATION LAW REVIEW``(No.1~40), EDUCATION LAW LECTURE SERIES(1980s,2000s), and the representative scholar`s books(Kaneko Masasi`s ``Education Law``[new ed.] etc.) Japan Educational Law Association was established as a member of professors, teachers, lawyers, educational administrators, and parents in 1970. The Association offered the theoretical basis in the education trial. They emphasized citizen`s right to education instead of Nation`s right, and embodied the concept of the right to education as a children`s right to learn. According to the Basic Act on Education(§16), Education shall not be subject to improper control and shall be carried out in accordance with this and other acts; education administration shall be carried out in a fair and proper manner through appropriate role sharing and cooperation between the national and local governments. Academic debate has been centered on the interpretation of this provision. At the chapter Ⅱ, this article analyzed the academic identity and characteristics of Educational Law in Japan through the subject and method and achievements of research. At the chapter Ⅲ, this article discussed the tendency of the Japan Educational Law Association. The chapter Ⅳ contained the developing process of education law theory. The history of the research about Educational Law can be divided into the four period of preliminary discussions(1960s), the movement of educational litigation and developing of Educational Law(1970s), children`s human right and participation and school`s autonomy(1990s), educational reform and the Basic Act on Education(2000s). As a conclusion, It is a most characteristic tendency to take part in the resolution of educational issues. and there is some tasks of inter or multi-disciplinary approach of Education and Law, and academic international exchange.