Education Law in NC (ELNC)

ELNC is an online, subscription-based legal treatise that provides electronic access to up-to-date information about laws and legal precedents that affect North Carolina public schools.

Now published by NCSBA, ELNC was first released in 1987 by the Principals Executive Program at the University of North Carolina.  ELNC undergoes regular revisions by some of North Carolina’s top education attorneys to reflect changes in state and federal law.

ELNC is designed to provide school board members and administrators with up-to-date legal information on a wide variety of issues facing North Carolina public schools.  Subscribers who log in to the ELNC website will find chapters on issues such as the power and authority of the local board of education, constitutional rights, student searches, teacher non-renewal and dismissal, religion and the public schools, and tort law.

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Recently Updated Chapters:

A.1    The American Legal System
A.8    Transportation
B.3    Searches of Students
B.8    Students’ First Amendment Rights

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For more information or to subscribe to ELNC, please contact Janine Murphy, editor of ELNC, at or Chelsea Sutton, Legal/Policy Assistant, at

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