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Education Law: Getting Started

EDCI 4000 library session outline and worksheet

Education Librarian

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Kimberly Franklin
Kimberly Y. Franklin, MLIS, PhD
Education Librarian

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles

Fall 2018 office hours:
Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, and at other times by appointment

Law Dictionary

Don't understand a legal term or jargon? Need help with concepts while reading things like cases and statutes? Click here for a reliable on-line legal dictionary.

Links to Law Databases

Education Law Research @ Cal State LA

Most of your education law research may be done online. The primary database for education law research is:

Other Useful Databases

Print Education Law Sources

Alexander, K., & Alexander, M. D. (2003). The law of schools, students and teachers in a nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West.    Reserves   KF 4119.3 A43 2003

Biegel, S. (2006). Education and the law. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. Reserves  KF 4118 B54 2006

Carleton, D. (2002). Landmark congressional laws on education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Reserves   KF 4119 .C357 2002

Deskbook encyclopedia of American school law. (2013). Rosemount, MN Informational Research Systems. Reserves   LB 2514 .D47 2013

Essex, N. L. (2012). School law and the public schools : A practical guide for educational leaders. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Reserves KF 4119 E84 2012

 Guthrie, J. W. Ed. (2003). Encyclopedia of education. (2nd ed). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA (Also available online)  

Imber, M., & vanGeel, T. (2010). A teacher's guide to education law. (4th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. Reserves KF 4119.85 I46 2010 (Also available as an e-book)

 Russo, C. J. (2008). Encyclopedia of education law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Reference KF 4117 E53 2008

 Russo, C. J. (2006).  Reutter’s the law of public education. (6th ed.). New York, NY: Foundation Press Thomson/West. Reserves  KF 4118 R4 2006  

U. S. Supreme Court education cases. (2004). (12th ed.). Malvern, PA:.Center for Education & Employment Law.   Reserves KF 4110.3 .U15 2004  (Earlier editions are available on Reserve)







Business Librarian

Michael Germano's picture
Michael Germano
Michael Germano JD, MA, MS
Library North 1018A

Office Hours Fall 2018
Monday 3:00-5:00
Tuesday 3:00-4:30
Wednesday 3:00-4:30
Thursday 3:00-5:00

How to Read a Judicial Opinion

The content of this presentation is loosely adapted from How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students

Orin S. Kerr, 11 Green Bag 2d 51 (Autumn 2007).

Legal Research Guides

Below are links to online guides for more help in understanding legal research.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300