Articles, Resources, and Position Papers
Following is a partial list of ACLU of Utah articles, resources and position papers. Additional materials can be found on our issue pages.
In school, young people not only learn about their constitutional rights, but they also see firsthand how those rights may be affected by the actions of others. The ACLU of Utah is dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of students and to helping students understand their rights in school.
The material provided on this website is for basic informational purposes only. It is not meant to be and should not be taken as legal advice, nor should you rely on this information instead of seeking the advice of an attorney. The legal issues surrounding civil rights and civil liberties are among the most complex in the law, and a person’s rights may vary from case to case depending on small and subtle details. Only a lawyer who has taken the time to become fully aware of the facts in a given case can provide you with sound legal advice.
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National ACLU links for youth & students
- Students' Rights: Speech, Walkouts, and Other Protests
- What To Do When Encountering The Police (For youth)
- Know Your Rights About DACA
- LGBTQ Youth & Schools
- Youth & the Criminal Justice System
A Guide For Utah High School Students
- Introduction and Table of Contents
- Right to an Education
- Freedom of Speech & Expression
- Religious Freedom
- Search and Seizure
- Student Records and Military Recruitment
Other Utah Material
- Back To School: Rights Don’t Stop At The Classroom Door
- Students’ Right to Form Queer/Straight Alliances (QSA)
- Student Guide for Human Sexuality Instruction in Public School
- LDS Seminary in Public Schools
- The Teaching of Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Divine Design in Public Schools
- Mandatory School Uniforms
- As Youth Head Back to School, New Laws for Youth Justice System
- Make Your School District a Safer One For Immigrants