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Internet Sites:

• Compilation of Federal Education Laws
From the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

• Legislation, Regulations, and Policy Guidance
Includes information on kindergarten-adult education, civil rights, grants, and special education provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

• Supreme Court Preview: Cases of Interest to the School Community
The American Bar Association’s Division for Public Education makes available these brief summaries of pending Supreme Court cases.

• American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU provides information on many issues related to school law and student rights, including drug searches and testing, privacy, free expression, religion, more.

• Protecting the Privacy of Student Records: Guidelines for Education Agencies
Many members of the education community have access to confidential information. This U.S. Department of Education document addresses the need for the members of the education community to understand their legal responsibilities and to develop procedures to maintain the privacy of student records.

• BYU Education & Law Journal
“each edition of the ELJ devotes itself entirely to the exploration of current legal problems faced by educators and legal counsel as they administer, teach and support today’s youth. Discussions focus on the legal issues facing K-12 through higher education school systems.” Full text articles are available online in pdf.

• Education Law Materials list from Cornell University
Provides an overview of education law and resources on federal and state regulations.

• Internet Law Library – Education and the Law

Discussion Groups:

Forum for discussions of law and education.
To subscribe, address an e-mail message to:  listserv@lsv.uky.edu
In the message body:  subscribe edlaw Your First and Last Name

• Legal-L
Free listserve that focuses on law and public policy issues affecting the higher education system. Provided by the Council on Law in Higher Education (CLHE).
To subscribe, address an e-mail message to: majordomo@flinet.com
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• NSBA Council of School Attorneys
1680 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-838-6722
Email: cosainfo@nsba.org

• The Center for Law and Education, Inc.
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202/986-3000
Fax: 202/986-6648
Email: cle@cleweb.org

• Education Law Association
Mail Drop 0528
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
Phone: (937) 229 – 3589
Fax: (937) 229 – 3845
Email: ela@udayton.edu

• Council on Law in Higher Education
1551 Forum Place Bldgs 200-400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 640-5762
Fax: (561) 640-6030
Email: info@clhe.org

• U.S. Department of Education Family Policy Compliance Office
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
Tel: 202/260-3887

• U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
U. S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Customer Service Team
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Tel: 202/205-5413
Toll Free: 1-800-421-3481
Fax: 202/205-9862
TDD: 202-205-5166
Email: ocr@ed.gov