==Introduction==
===Definition===

Education law and the term "school law" is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers the laws and regulations that govern federal and state education, including the administration and operation of educational institutions, school athletics, instruction methods, programs, and materials. This area of law encompasses issues relating to school faculty, staff, and students, including school discipline and discrimination based on race, color, national original, sex, or disability in violation of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. (Reference: [http://education-law.lawyers.com/ Lawyers.com])

===Key Topics===
<ul>
<li>Civil rights
</li><li>Public education
</li><li>Discrimination
</li><li>Disability
</li><li>Separation of church and state
</li>
</ul>
===Major Legislation===
<ul>
<li>Equal Educational Opportunities Act
</li><li>Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX)
</li><li>Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
</li><li>Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)
</li>
</ul>

==Research This Topic in LexisNexis Academic==
===Choosing Sources===
Locate sources related to Education Law under Sources -> Browse -> Area of Law -> Education Law. You may wish to limit your source selection to United States.
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Locate sources related to education in general under Sources -> Browse -> News & Business Topics -> Education & Training. You may wish to limit your source selection to United States.
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Major sources specific to education law are listed below under the Subscription Links. Important articles will also be found in many law reviews in addition to those dedicated to education law. Newspapers and magazine report on developments in Education Law and related news.

===Search Strategies===

In law reviews, try searching on a legal topic or a law such as "Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act." Look for news coverage of Education Law using the News or Power Search forms and the "Education & Training" index term.

===Index Terms===
See [[Power Search: Use the Index|How To Use Index Terms in LexisNexis Academic]]
<ul>
<li>Education Regulation & Policy</li>
<li>Education Law</li>
</ul>

===Subscription Links===
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====Case Law====
<ul>
<li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=226245 Federal and State Education Law Cases]
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[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=226243 Federal Education Law Cases]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=224213 State Education Law Cases]
</li>
</ul>

====Law Reviews and Newsletters====
<ul>
<li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=167098 Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=165795 Journal of Law and Education]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=300518 Special Education Law Monthly]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=300514 School Law Bulletin]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=153396 School Law Newsletters]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=300518 Special Education Law Monthly]
</li>
</ul>
====Professional Journals and News Sources ====
<ul>
<li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=300520 The Special Educator]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=275156 The New York Times - Education Law Stories]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=171267 The Chronicle of Higher Education]
</li><li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=313401 Education Week]
</li>
</ul>
==Related Articles on Lawyers.com==
'''[http://education-law.lawyers.com Lawyers.com]''' is a free service of LexisNexis that provides legal information, an online directory of attorneys by location and area of law, and a online community for lawyers and legal researchers. Articles on lawyers.com are written by legal experts.

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<li>[http://civil-rights.lawyers.com/discrimination/Public-and-Government-Disability-Accommodations.html Disability Accommodations]</li>
<li>[http://civil-rights.lawyers.com/Educational-Opportunities-Discrimination.html Educational Discrimination]</li>
<li>[http://family-law.lawyers.com/Freedom-Of-Expression-In-Schools.html Freedom Of Expression]</li>
<li>[http://family-law.lawyers.com/Harassment-At-School.html Harassment At School]</li>
<li>[http://family-law.lawyers.com/School-Discipline.html School Discipline]</li>
<li>[http://education-law.lawyers.com/special-education/ Special Education]</li>
<li>[http://family-law.lawyers.com/Special-Needs-Education.html Special Needs Education]</li>
</ul>


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