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For information on how to conduct federal legal research, see the U.S. Law Sources Research Guide prepared by the UB Law Librarians. This page includes a selection of resources on the topic of Education Law.

Selected Federal Legislation

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L.91-230, codified as amended at 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110, 115 Stat. 1425 (2001), largely codified at 20 U.S.C. §1400.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. §1232g.

Higher Education Opportunity Act, codified as amended in 20 U.S.C. §1001 et seq.



    Rules & Regulations

    Federal Administrative Decisions

    Lexis and Westlaw available to law students only.

    Case Law


    School Law Reporter  Law Library KF4114 .N35

    A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education  Law Library KF4114 .Z57 2009


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    Westlaw: Federal Education Cases

    Westlaw: West's Education Law Reporter

    Westlaw: Multi-State Education Cases

    Lexis: Federal Education Law Cases

    Lexis: State Education Law Cases

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    Legal Information Institute: Education Law Overview

    Google Scholar 
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      Selected Supreme Court Cases

      Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) School desegregation

      Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962) School sponsored prayer in public schools

      Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 U.S. 503 (1969) First Amendment rights of students

      Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975) Due process rights of students

      New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985) The Fourth Amendment in the school setting

      Zelma v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U.S. 639 (2002) School voucher programs

      Board of Education of Independent School District #92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822 (2002) Drug testing in schools and the Fourth Amendment

      Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003)  Diversity in Higher Education

      New York Sources

      Please see the New York Sources Research Guide for information on how to research New York Law. See below for a selection of materials pertaining to New York State Education Law.


      Laws of New York: Education - Consolidated laws from the website of the New York State Legislature. Print versions of the Education Law can be found in the Law Library here and here.

      New York Code of Rules and Regulations: Title 8 (Education) Law Ref Desk KFN 5035 1960.A2. Unofficial version online here (click on Title 8 - Education Department).

      New York State Education Department Reports (1962 to present). KFN5648 .A558. Decisions of the Commissioner of Education (1991 to present) also available online here.

      New York State Department of Education Website


      State Research


      National Survey of State Laws Ref Desk KF386.N38

      Subject Compilations of State Laws KF240 .S795
      Also available in HeinOnline (1960 - present)


      State Departments of Education 

      National Conference of State Legislatures: Education


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