The laws of education safeguard teachers’ rights and obligations. Its sources are from the education legislations, contract law, torts, administrative and constitutional law, criminal law, employment law and human rights law. These laws govern the professional conduct of educators, administrators and educational institutions, established national systems of education and legalization of education across nations. A comparative analysis of law of education of United States and Malaysia from the common law, civil law and Islamic law perspectives would enlighten educators and administrators on their educational practices and how to handle diverse legal issues affecting them. Knowledge of the laws of education is highly recommended to teachers, principals, administrators and educational institutions for it enhances professionalism, quality assurance and educational governance in teaching and learning.