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Education Law

A guide for finding laws, regulations, cases, books, articles, and online-only sources on education-related law topics


This guide provides sources of information for researching the laws governing education, schools, and student rights.

The first section covers primary sources--that is, laws and regulations, including Title 20 of the U.S. Code (USC), Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the Washington State Legislature, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The second section covers secondary sources, including legal treatises, encyclopedias, and journals.

The third section covers agencies and association websites, including government documents, statistics, and advocacy groups.

Guide History

Originally prepared by Lori Fossum and updated by Taryn Marks (2014). Converted to LibGuides and updated by Ambrogino Giusti, law librarianship intern (2016).