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My Legal Line EDUC 6740

Links to turn to:

These are sites that you can go to for important information related to the newest policies and legal jargon for educators in Utah.

Legal Resources:

http://dpi.wi.gov/oea/lawsrule.html

http://www.utah.gov/government/utahlaws.html

http://www.schools.utah.gov/main/

http://www.schools.utah.gov/law/Administrative-Rules.aspx

http://www.schools.utah.gov/uppac/

http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277.htm

http://www.schools.utah.gov/law/Papers-of-Interest.aspx

http://www.utcourts.gov/

http://le.utah.gov/

http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/idea/

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=393&invol=503

Important Court Cases in Education:

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=393&invol=503

http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources/ConstitutionResources/LegalLandmarks/LandmarkSupremeCourtCasesAboutStudents.aspx

http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/special-education-laws/brief-history-of-special-education-court-cases/

http://www.cthomeschoolnetwork.org/EducationalFreedom-Law.htm


http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2010/08/15/10-important-court-cases-that-forever-changed-education/

Legal Jargon (Terms to be familiar with)

Affidavit:A written or printed statement made under oath.

Breach of Contract – Failure by one party to abide by the terms of a contract without lawful excuse.

Brief: A written statement submitted in a trial or appellate proceeding that explains one side's legal and factual arguments.

Burden of proof: The duty to prove disputed facts. In civil cases, a plaintiff generally has the burden of proving his or her case. In criminal cases, the government has the burden of proving the defendant's guilt.

Cause of action: A legal claim.

De facto: Latin, meaning "in fact" or "actually." Something that exists in fact but not as a matter of law.

Defamation - That which tends to injure a person’s reputation. Libel is published defamation, whereas slander is spoken.

De jure: Latin, meaning "in law." Something that exists by operation of law.

Due process: In criminal law, the constitutional guarantee that a defendant will receive a fair and impartial trial. In civil law, the legal rights of someone who confronts an adverse action threatening liberty or property.

Libel - Published words or pictures that falsely and maliciously defame a person. Libel is published defamation; slander is spoken.

Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

Slander - False and defamatory spoken words tending to harm another’s reputation, business or means of livelihood. Slander is spoken defamation; libel is published.

Tort: A civil, not criminal, wrong. A negligent or intentional injury against a person or property, with the exception of breach of contract.

 

 

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