To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Breaking schools' rules : A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Justice Center, Council of State Governments. 2011.
"The CSG Justice Center, in partnership with the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, has released a groundbreaking statewide study of nearly 1 million Texas public secondary school students, followed for at least six years. Funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Open Society Foundations, this study found that when students are suspended or expelled, the likelihood that they will repeat a grade, not graduate, and/or become involved in the juvenile justice system increases significantly. African-American students and children with particular educational disabilities who qualify for special education were suspended and expelled at especially high rates." - from the publisher
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The educator's guide to Texas school law
Latest received: 2018 edition. By Kemerer, Frank R. University of Texas Press. 1986-.
A longtime favorite of education professionals, the new ninth edition of this title incorporates recent changes in the law about charter schools, bullying, and technology that affect Texas students’ learning and safety while at school.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
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Land, oil, and education
By Haigh, Berte R. Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso. 1986.
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Texas school law bulletin
Latest received:2012. By Texas. West Pub. [for] Texas Education Agency. [197u]-.
This volume includes the Texas Education Code, school laws enacted through the Regular Session of the 80th Legislature, and general laws that have been deemed useful to school officials. It is an excellent resource for those researching Texas laws and how they address educational systems.
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Texas' school-to-prison pipeline : School expulsion : the path from lockout to dropout
By Texas Appleseed (Foundation). Texas Appleseed. 1st ed. c2010.
Documents the unfortunate effects of school expulsion and recommends policy modifications that might allow students to remain on campus.
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» Federal/General Titles
Anatomy of a lawsuit : What every education leader should know about legal actions
By Shoop, Robert J. Corwin Press. c2006.
This book aims to detail and explain the litigation process to educators who are involved in a civil or criminal lawsuit or to educators who wish to take preventative measures. It explains the legal environment and general education law, goes over the litigation process in full, and also explains the roles of expert witnesses.
Table of contents: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005015862.html
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Breaking down barriers : A legal guide to Title IX
National Women's Law Center. [2007?].
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College and school law : Analysis, prevention, and forms
By Prairie, Michael. American Bar Association. c2010.
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The complete IEP guide : How to advocate for your special ed child
Latest received: 7th edition, 2011. By Siegel, Lawrence M. Nolo. 2009-.
This title offers information and strategies on a variety of subjects associated with the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for special needs students. Topics include: understanding the child's rights; eligibility rules and assessments; collecting all school records; drafting goals and objectives; developing a blueprint of program and services; researching school programs and alternatives; preparing for IEP meetings; and resolving disputes with the school district.
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
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Educating children without housing : A primer on legal requirements and implementation strategies for educators, advocates, and policymakers pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
By Duffield, Barbara. American Bar Association, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. 2nd ed. c2007.
This book addresses the federal educational mandates related to homeless students under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. It provides strategies for educators, school administrators, state coordinators, policymakers, advocates and attorneys to ensure the education rights of students experiencing homelessness. Additions include new sections on: homeless students with disabilities; students involved in the child welfare system; application of the Act in response to disasters; as well as expanded sections on definitions, preschool children, and unaccompanied youth. The book also includes an updated directory of resources.
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Latest received:REL. 56 2013. M. Bender. 1984-.
This looseleaf title is a seven-volume set that serves as a comprehensive guide to legal issues facing educational institutions and their workers.
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Education law : First Amendment, due process and discrimination litigation
Latest received:SUPP. 2010-11. By Schneider, Ronna Greff. Thomson/West. c2004.
Schneider's two volume set examines freedom of expression, freedom of religion, race, gender, and due process issues within the public education system.
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From schoolhouse to courthouse : The judiciary's role in American education
Thomas B. Fordham Institute. c2009.
Put out by an education-policy think tank, this book serves as a survey of education-focused litigation from the past 30 years. It is divided into three parts. The first provides context and helps to frame the discussions included in the book. The other two look at both issues that are generally considered to be settled (desegregation, school finance, special ed) and those that are still in contention (religion, discipline, and No Child Left Behind).
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The law of higher education : A comprehensive guide to legal implications of administrative decision making
By Kaplin, William A. Jossey-Bass. 4th ed. c2006.
Kaplin's two-volume set aims to aid university attorneys, administrators, faculties and staff in evaluating the legal implications of seemingly common university issues. "Law of higher education" addresses such varied topics as personnel and trustees, faculty, the student-institution relationship, rights of students, and the institution-government relationship.
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The law of schools, students, and teachers in a nutshell
By Alexander, Kern. West, a Thomson Reuters business. 4th ed. c2009.
Intended for teachers and education professionals, this title examines federal and state laws governing school operation in plain English. Potential contentious issues are discussed such as curriculum, freedom of speech, religion in public schools, search and seizure, discipline, discrimination, the education of disabled children, student records and student testing. Also covered is the information on employment terms for teachers, teacher's constitutional rights and teacher dismissal. The text looks that education law in terms of case law, statutory law, and constitutional law.
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The law of special education
By Jasper, Margaret C. Oceana Publications. 2nd ed. 2004.
As part of Oceana's Law for the Layperson series, this title gives a broad overview of the legislation, caselaw, federal agencies, and issues involved in educating children with disabilities. The title includes several appendices, including selected provisions of federal legislation, information on compulsory school attendence, and directories of educational departments and attorneys who represent parents of children with disabilities.
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Legal rights of teachers and students
By Cambron-McCabe, Nelda H. Pearson Education. 2nd ed. c2009.
This title provides a general overview on the legal rights of teachers and students, written in easy to understand terms. The treatment is broad, and not deep, and thus it would serve as an excellent starting point for further research. Includes a listing of selected Supreme Court cases.
Table of contents only: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0821/2008027925.html
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The principal's quick-reference guide to school law : Reducing liability, litigation, and other potential legal tangles
By Dunklee, Dennis R. Corwin Press. 2nd ed. c2006.
Written as a risk management guide for school administrators, this title focuses on the responsibilities of the principal to protect students' rights, teachers' rights, and obey federal legislation such as No Child Left Behind, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and more. This is an excellent reference guide for administrators interested in reducing liability.
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Principals teaching the law : 10 legal lessons your teachers must know
By Schimmel, David. Corwin Press. c2010.
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Public school law : Teachers' and students' rights
By Thomas, Stephen B. Pearson. 6th ed. c2009.
This title provides a comprehensive treatment of the legal rights of teachers and students in public schools. Topics include church/state relations, school attendance and instructional issues, students' rights in noninstructional matters, student classifications, student discipline, rights of students with disabilities, discrimination in and termination of employment, teachers' constitutional rights, labor relations, and tort liability. Also included are selected Supreme Court decisions.
Table of contents only: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip089/2008003419.html
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School violence : From discipline to due process
Section on State and Local Government Law, American Bar Association. 1st ed. c2004.
This title from the American Bar Association examines the issue of violence in schools. Applicable federal laws and precedent cases are discussed with the goal of providing guidance to schools dealing with this issue.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip052/2004023759.html
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Special education and the law : A guide for practitioners
By Osborne, Allan G. Corwin Press. 2nd ed. c2006.
This title on the legal aspects of special education discusses in detail the federal legislation that ensures equal education to those with special needs. Each chapter provides a list of recommendations, frequently asked questions, and references for further research.
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Special education law
By Rothstein, Laura F. Sage Publications. 4th ed. c2010.
This title provides a comprehensive overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that when they become educators, they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.
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Student loan law
Latest received: 2019, 6th edition. By Loonin, Deanne. National Consumer Law Center. c2015-.
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.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
Table of contents: https://library.nclc.org/book-files/sl/print-toc.pdf
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Teachers and the law
By Schimmel, David. Pearson Education. 8th ed. c2011.
This text, now in its eighth edition, uses a question-and-answer format to focus on current legal issues, education legislation, and recent judicial decisions that are important to educators in the 21st century. It is designed for school professionals seeking a reference on areas of school law, including student and employee rights, sexual harassment, freedom of speech, in-school prayer, rights of gay students, affirmative action, home schooling, defamation, due process, cyber bullying, teachers' controversial postings on the Web, and the Teacher Liability Protection Act. This new edition also focuses on recent decisions affecting affirmative action, special education, and No Child Left Behind. Also includes a listing of relevant state and federal cases.
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