ERIC Number: ED210769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Student Litigation: A Compilation and Analysis of Civil Cases Involving Students, 1977-1981.
Marvell, Thomas; And Others
This book is a study of civil cases, filed in court after 1976, involving students in elementary and high schools. The number of cases comes to 1,632, of which 769 are concerned with special education, 290 with disciplinary matters, and 248 with sports. The remaining cases deal with racial and sex discrimination, freedom of religion, establishment of religion, freedom of speech, and other subjects. The study does not include cases involving teachers or college students, ordinary personal injury cases, or criminal and juvenile actions. The catalog forms the bulk of the book, listing cases alphabetically by state. Each case entry is preceded by one or more code numbers indicating the type of issue (organized under the topics mentioned above into 54 sub-categories). The case entries provide information about the name and procedural history of each case, the issues, and the plaintiffs' attorneys. Other sections of the catalog explain the procedures used to find the cases and attempt to estimate the completeness of the compilation. Additional statistical information provided in the study includes the incidence of cases of each type in each state, the number of cases filed by students or by schools, the types of attorneys, the number of filings by year, and the outcomes of the cases. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act