Education Law Resources

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View the entry on education law from the Legal Information Institute for an overview and some key case and statute citations. When choosing a topic for an article or paper you should review the current actions of courts and legislatures but also look at administrative agencies, policy making bodies, advocacy groups, etc.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is one of those publications that a lot of people in colleges and universities read. It has very thorough coverage of the issues in education, particularly legal issues. The library subscribes to the Chronicle in print and you can access it online.
  • Education Week is a free weekly news alert service. It is a good way to be informed about new developments through the term as you work on a paper or brief.
  • School Law Bulletin allows you to search by time period. The library subscribes to a print version (KF4102 .S35, Balcony) and it is available online.
  • Inside Higher Ed is an online source for news, opinion and jobs within higher education.
  • U.S. Law Week – the “Supreme Court Today” portion is available on Lexis and Westlaw as well as through our BNA subscription.
  • CEPI Education Law Newsletter is published by the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute. Annually, the June issue discusses important issues for the upcoming school year. There also policy briefs on some hot topics.
  • Center for Education Reform has daily news headlines under “In the News” and an “Issues” section
  • Almost every association has some kind of current awareness tool, some are better than others Below is a list of education related associations with their web sites. Find additional associations through the Encyclopedia of Associations which is available on Lexis.

(Online access may not be available off campus or databases must be accessed through GALILEO. Contact the Law Library Reference Desk, (706) 542-6591, for assistance).

Chronicle News

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Journals, Newsletters & Reviews



Additional Information/Access

BYU Education and Law Journal

KF4102 .B75

Access online

Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Access online

Education and the Law


Access online

Education Law Reporter


Westlaw - 1986 to present

Education Policy Analysis Archives



ELA Notes

KF4119.3 .N11

Newsletter of the Education Law Association

Illinois State Education Law and Policy Journal


Published by the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education


Access online

Journal of College and University Law

KF4225.A1 J6

Access online  

Journal of Education Access online

Journal of Higher Education


Access online

Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management

Access online

Journal of Law and Education

KF4102 .J68

Access online

Journal of Learning Disabilities Access online

School Law Bulletin

KF4102 .S35

Access online

School Law Reporter

KF4102 .N65

Published by the Education Law Association  

Legal Documents

  • NACUA Documents
    Documents provided by the National Association of College and University Attorneys. The collection includes decisions, analysis papers by the Congressional Research Service, and court filings.
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Education Related Agencies, Associations & Centers



American Association of School Administrators

Policy & Legislation; issue reports; topical links

Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

Text of Voices in Urban Education; extensive education links

Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution

Extensive analysis and commentary; policy briefs

Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse

Issue papers on federal legislation

The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement

Variety of tools, guides, and links relating to school improvement.

Center on Education Policy

See “What’s New” & “Index of Topics”

Center for Education Reform

See “In the News” & “Issues” sections

Center on Reinventing Public Education

“Publication Spotlight” & “Current Initiatives”

Council for Exceptional Children

Exceptional Child Education Resources – GALILEO

Council of the Great City Schools

Full-text reports, legislation tracking

Education Commission of the States

State comparisons on a wide range of issues

Education Law Association

Helpful links

Education Policy Center (The Urban Institute)

Full-text research reports

Home School Legal Defense Association

Legislation tracking, current news

Institute for Higher Education Policy

Policy issue reports

National Association of College and University Attorneys

New decisions, court documents

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Current news, full-text of publications

National Association of Secondary School Principals

Advocacy services

National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education

Research papers

National Education Association

Issue statements, legislative tracking

National School Boards Association

Legislative efforts; governance, research on evaluations

Public Education Network



Created and maintained by an attorney who represents special needs children

U.S. Charter Schools

State profiles

Education Policy

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