The library offers access to a wide variety of e-books and databases with legal information. Our e-book collection includes various practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in your Web browser or on an e-reader like a Kindle or an iPad. Our legal databases provide access to downloadable legal forms, case law, law review articles, and other legal information. Use the links on this page to access our e-books and legal databases.
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- By Jim Walsh. Published by University of Texas Press. 2014. 8th edition.
This volume explains Texas school law in plain language for easy use by Texas educators. All major topics in education law are covered including student attendance, instructional programs, special education, the employment relationship, and personnel issues. Laws are explained in a way that educators will understand the reasoning behind the laws as well as their rights and responsibilities as an educator. The authors provide a subject index and a case index as well as a glossary of terms.
- By Ann M. Burkhart/Robert A. Stein. Published by West Academic. 2017. 3rd.
"It answers questions students have as they begin their studies. What is a tort? Hornbook? Should I join a study group? It also explains and gives examples of the best methods for studying and for taking exams. It provides questions and model answers from actual law school exams. The Nutshell also provides information about the types of legal practice that are available to you when you graduate. And it describes the opportunities that will be available to you during your second and third years of law school, such as law journals, law clinics, internships, joint degree programs, and study abroad." - from the publisher
- By Lawrence Siegel. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 7th ed.
This title helps you to identify learning disabilities, understand your child's educational rights, and prepare and make the best case to school administrators.
- By Deanne Loonin. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2015, 2017. 5th edition.
This title is a thorough treatment of student loans and the applicable laws. The authors explain the entire process, from obtaining a loan to deferment to default and collection. Appendices contain sample forms, letters and requests.
- By Lawrence M. Siegel. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 9th ed.
This guide from Nolo helps readers design an Individual Education Program for their special needs child. Readers will learn the eligibility rules and assessments required by law and what their child’s rights are with regard to their education. Containing forms and sample letters, along with tips for working with outside experts and meeting with school administrators, this books helps parents develop an individualized plan for their child.
- By Kern Alexander; M. David Alexander. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.
"This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities." - from the publisher