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Useful Websites


Courts & Court Rules DC Law State Related Information
Federal Agencies Federal Law Reference
Higher Education Organizations Other GC offices
University Law Libraries



Higher Education News


American Council on Education Advocacy News: Includes the latest reports of interest to attorneys, focusing on the changes in the law. Includes Issue Briefs.

Chronicle of Higher Education

College Administration Publications (Gary Pavela site) Password required but has index to back issues. Practical advice and thoughtful commentary on higher education issues.


Federal Law


Federal Digital System
: Includes Code of Federal Regulations, US Code, Federal Register and more.

eCFR-Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (most current)

Legal Information Institute (LII), U.S. Code
Hosted at Cornell Law School

THOMAS: A service of the Library of Congress providing federal legislative information.


Codification of Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders (includes Federal Register)


Google Scholar Beta

Includes Legal Opinions and Journals, with cites.


Code of Federal Regulations:

-Cornell Law

eCFR-Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (most current) (on this page you can search comments to proposed rules)

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Federal Agencies

Department of Homeland Security (USCIS)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Family Policy Compliance Office


Internal Revenue Service


National Center for Education Statistics


National Institutes of Health


National Labor Relations Board


National Science Foundation


Occupational Safety and Health Administration


U.S. Census Bureau


U.S. Copyright Office


U.S. Department of Commerce


U.S. Department of Education (DOE)


Information for Financial Aid Professionals: Dear Colleague letters are online at this site.

-U.S. Department of Education Employee Locator System

(you must know the name of the employee)


U.S. DOE Office for Civil Rights


U.S. DOE Family Compliance Policy Office


U.S. Department of Justice


U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)


-See also the DOL Compliance Page


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


U.S. Government Printing Office


U.S. House of Representatives


U.S. Information Agency (archives)


U.S. International Trade Commission


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Senate


U.S. State Department


U.S. State Department visa page


U.S. Social Security Administration

White House


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DC Law

DC Code (with current text)


Council of the District of Columbia

D.C. Municipal Regulations and D.C. Register

DC Law (OGC page)

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University Law Libraries

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law


Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute (LII)


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Courts & Court Rules


U.S. Supreme Court

 Supreme Court Opinions

Cornell Supreme Court collection

-Where to find briefs to the Supreme Court

 U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

 US Courts

LII Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

LII Federal Rules of Evidence

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Higher Education Organizations


American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

See the Compliance page.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

American Association of University Professors

*American Council on Education

 American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Association of American Universities

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Association of College and University Policy Administrators

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Association of Higher Education Facility Officers (APPA)

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

Association of Public and Land Grant Universities

Association of Research Libraries (see Copyright and IP)

The Association of College and University Auditors

College and University Personnel Association

 Council on Government Relations

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Council of Independent Colleges


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

National Association of College and University Business Officers

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Association of College and University Attorneys

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

See Regulatory Information page for updates on the law

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

See the HEA 101 Web page for assistance in complying with the new Higher Education Act (summer 08)

National Council of University Research Administrators

National Education Association


Thurgood Marshall College Fund


United Educators


Women's College Coalition


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Reference Material

The Indigo Book:  A Public Domain Blue Book*(not affiliated with the Harvard Law Review Bluebook.

Accreditation: Universities and Higher Education (A U.S. Dept. of Education Guide)

Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance (at University of Houston)

IHELG has as its purpose the stimulation of an international consciousness among higher education institutions concerning issues of higher education law and the provision of documentation and analysis relating to higher education development. There are also many documents tracking the issue of higher education for undocumented students, and changes in immigration law.

Google Search Helper for Higher Education Pages

PACER: Public Access to Court Electronic Records
Newly Updated.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

Google Scholar Beta

Includes Legal Opinions and Journals, with cites.

CyberCemetery: The University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Printing Office, as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, created a partnership to provide permanent public access to the Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This collection was named the "CyberCemetery" by early users of the site.

Access to LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe by members of the CUA community and other DC Consortium Schools-Go to Alphabetical list, then LEXIS-NEXIS

Law Dictionary by John Bouvier

ABA Legal Technology Resource Center


State Related Information

State Legislative Presence on the Internet


American Council on Gift Annuities



Other GC Offices


Washington and Lee University OGC