Student Rights

Welcome to the "Student Rights" section of FindLaw's Education Law Center. As the U.S. Supreme Court once declared, students do not "shed their constitutional rights when they enter the schoolhouse door." Still, school administrators may sometimes legally restrict the rights of those within their schools, universities, and educational institutions. This section provides information and resources for students, parents, teachers and school administrators involving the right to student speech, religion, and school privacy. This section also provides an in-depth look at laws protecting student rights, drug testing, and school prayer.