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Education Law Research Guide

This guide includes resources on education law, including charter schools and voucher systems, higher education, special education, accountability, and discrimination.

Treatises and Books

The box below contains a non-comprehensive list of educational treatises. For additional Education Law treatises, please see the Library's Education Law Treatise Finder. More books on various education law topics can be found in the Law Library's catalog or you can contact a Reference Librarian.

For more books about education generally, consult the Lauinger Library Education Research Guide and consider searching HoyaSearch, the main campus library catalog.


  • Education Law Association, The Yearbook of Education Law (annual publication, 1988 - 2010). KF4102.5 .Y4. Available online through Wilson (EBSCO) OmniFile.
  • National School Board Association, School Law in Review (annual publication, 1985-2004). KF4119.A2 S38.

Library Catalog Subject Headings

Additional items can be found by searching the Law Library's catalog and HoyaSearch (Main Campus Libraries catalog) by keywords or subject headings. Some of the subject headings you can use in library catalogs are:

  • Children with Social Disabilities -- Education -- Law and Legislation -- United States
  • Discrimination in Education -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Education -- Standards -- United States
  • Educational Accountability -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Educational Change -- United States
  • Educational Law and Legislation
  • Educational Vouchers -- Law and Legislation -- United States
  • Federal Aid to Education -- United States
  • School Choice -- Law and Legislation -- United States
  • School Improvement Programs -- United States
  • Students -- Legal Status, Laws, etc.
  • Teachers -- Legal Status, Laws, etc.
  • United States -- No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  • Universities and Colleges -- Law and Legislation

Finding Books: Catalog Searching Tips

To search materials in the catalog by subject, use our Advanced Search. Select "subject" in the first drop-down box, then enter a subject heading (such as one of the ones suggested on this page) in the corresponding search box.  You can run the search alone or include additional terms in additional search boxes below.  To find books, it may help to first narrow your search to "Law Library Catalog" or "Georgetown Univ. + Local Academic Libraries" using one of the radio buttons at the top of the page.  After running a search, you can sort by "Date-newest first" on the left to put the most recent materials at the top.  You can also narrow your results to books only on the left under "Resource Type."