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 Lawrence M. Siegel. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 8th 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