Aggrieved student wins right to challenge degree grade in full trial – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 9th, 2016 in education, examinations, negligence, news, universities by sally

‘This case raises the interesting question of whether a disappointed graduate may call upon the courts to redress a grievance concerning the grade he was given for his degree; not just what his ground of claim should be, but whether this is the kind of grievance which should be navigated through the courts at all. There are some matters which are arguably non-justiciable matters of academic judgment.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 9th December 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Aggrieved student wins right to challenge degree grade in full trial – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy faces legal challenge – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2016 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, universities by sally

‘A key part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is to face a legal challenge in the High Court on Tuesday.’

Full story

BBC News, 6th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on ‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy faces legal challenge – BBC News

Judge allows Oxford graduate’s £1m high court battle to proceed – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2016 in education, news, striking out, time limits, universities by sally

‘A graduate has won a round in his £1m legal battle over his failure to get a first from Oxford University.’

Full story

The Guardian, 5th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Judge allows Oxford graduate’s £1m high court battle to proceed – The Guardian

The ‘snooper’s charter’ is a threat to academic freedom – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in intelligence services, internet, investigatory powers, news, universities by sally

‘Increasing online surveillance has serious implications for researchers and study participants. Academics need to be more careful than ever.’

Full story

The Guardian, 1st December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on The ‘snooper’s charter’ is a threat to academic freedom – The Guardian

ULaw forced to stop calling itself “UK’s leading law school” – Legal Futures

Posted November 16th, 2016 in advertising, legal education, news, universities by sally

‘The University of Law (ULaw) is to stop claiming that it is the “leading” law school in the UK in the wake of a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

Full story

Legal Futures, 16th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off on ULaw forced to stop calling itself “UK’s leading law school” – Legal Futures

The criminology course opening the door to education for prisoners – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2016 in crime, legal education, news, prisons, rehabilitation, universities by sally

‘Side by side, Cambridge postgraduates and inmates at a Buckinghamshire prison mull over thorny issues, such as what is legitimate use of power, or why do people obey the law? They are studying criminology together within the walls of HMP Grendon, in small, carefully mixed groups. Over eight weeks they are treated as equals by academic staff; once a week they read, study, discuss and write essays before “graduating” together – though this master’s level study doesn’t carry official university credits.’

Full story

The Guardian, 9th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on The criminology course opening the door to education for prisoners – The Guardian

Cambridge students build a ‘lawbot’ to advise sexual assault victims – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in computer programs, legal services, news, sexual offences, universities, victims by sally

‘Imagine RoboCop went to Oxbridge – well, it’s nothing like that at all.’

Full story

The Guardian, 9th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Cambridge students build a ‘lawbot’ to advise sexual assault victims – The Guardian

SQE will become part of law degrees and make LPC “redundant” – Legal Futures

Posted October 28th, 2016 in legal education, news, solicitors, universities by sally

‘Some universities will incorporate the first stage of the proposed Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) into their law degrees, the education and training director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has predicted.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 28th October 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off on SQE will become part of law degrees and make LPC “redundant” – Legal Futures

Why the Higher Education and Research Bill must be amended – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in bills, education, news, universities by sally

‘The Higher Education and Research Bill has to be amended before it undermines the autonomy and vitality of our universities and the UK research base.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th October 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Why the Higher Education and Research Bill must be amended – The Guardian

Five myths about studying law, debunked – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in legal education, news, universities by sally

‘Studying law is full of unexpected twists and turns – and in the end, you may not even turn into a lawyer.’

Full story

The Guardian, 17th October 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Five myths about studying law, debunked – The Guardian

Education Law Changes And How Human Rights Can Keep The Government In Check – RightsInfo

Posted September 27th, 2016 in education, equality, fees, human rights, news, universities by sally

‘The new Secretary of State for Education has recently announced a new government proposal to abolish the ban on opening new grammar schools. This proposal could ultimately be ultimately be challenged in the courts. How could the government make sure it is complying with its human rights obligations in future proposals?’

Full story

RightsInfo, 14th September 2016

Source: www.rightsinfo.org

Comments Off on Education Law Changes And How Human Rights Can Keep The Government In Check – RightsInfo

Prevent Duty Part 3: British Values, Human Rights and handling “due regard” duty in practice – Cloisters

‘In this third article Declan O’Dempsey looks at the concept of “British Values” in the context of the Prevent Duty. It appears in the definition of “extremism” in the Guidance. British values are mentioned in the Guidance. However only examples are given of what constitute British values. In a post Brexit discussion these values have taken on a more important aspect. To what extent is tolerance a British Value?’

Full story

Cloisters, 16th August 2016

Source: www.cloisters.com

Comments Off on Prevent Duty Part 3: British Values, Human Rights and handling “due regard” duty in practice – Cloisters

Prevent Duty Part 4: Practical operation of a “due regard” duty: lessons from the Equality Act 2010 for the application of the Prevent Duty by universities – Cloisters

‘In his fourth article on Prevent Duty Declan O’Dempsey looks at the similarities between the Prevent Duty to have due regard and consider what the practical application of that duty to have due regard will look like in the light of the existing body of case law on the analogous s 149 of the Equality Act 2010.’

Full story

Cloisters, 22nd August 2016

Source: www.cloisters.com

Comments Off on Prevent Duty Part 4: Practical operation of a “due regard” duty: lessons from the Equality Act 2010 for the application of the Prevent Duty by universities – Cloisters

The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance – Cloisters

Posted August 25th, 2016 in crime prevention, equality, freedom of expression, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘In this article I deal with the government issued guidance on the Prevent Duty under section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 as it applies to universities.’

Full story

Cloisters, 2nd August 2016

Source: www.cloisters.com

Comments Off on The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance – Cloisters

Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

‘A student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has won a lawsuit forcing an official watchdog to conduct a fresh examination of his allegations.’

Full story

The Guardian, 19th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

University forced to pay out for 2.3% contribution to employee’s asbestosis – Litigation Futures

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in asbestos, compensation, negligence, news, personal injuries, universities by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer who negligently contributed 2.3% of the asbestos fibres in the lungs of an asbestosis sufferer should have to pay proportional compensation.’

Full story

Litigation Futures, 1st August 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Comments Off on University forced to pay out for 2.3% contribution to employee’s asbestosis – Litigation Futures

More than 30 fake UK universities closed by watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in fraud, news, trade descriptions, universities by tracey

‘More than 30 fake UK universities have been shut down in the past year as concern grows about students being mis-sold fraudulent degrees.’

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on More than 30 fake UK universities closed by watchdog – The Guardian

Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities – Cloisters

‘In this article I deal with the basics of the legal framework for the Prevent Duty. The simplest way of thinking about the Prevent Duty is visualisation. Imagining that you are the character at which Dirty Harry is pointing his gun in that film while uttering the words: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “do I feel lucky?”… Well do you punk?” The government has attempted to shift the publicity and legal risks from itself to the universities by use of the Prevent Duty. On the face of it universities have a dilemma: how to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, whilst taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure free speech and academic freedom.’

Full story

Cloisters, 26th July 2016

Source: www.cloisters.com

Comments Off on Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities – Cloisters

Universities getting better on consumer law issues, but work still to be done, says CMA – OUT-LAW.com

‘Awareness among universities of their responsibilities under consumer protection law is increasing, although some poor practices remain, the UK’s competition watchdog has found.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 26th July 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on Universities getting better on consumer law issues, but work still to be done, says CMA – OUT-LAW.com

Student launches legal action against IPCC over CS spray incident – The Guardian

‘A university student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has launched legal action against the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

Full story

The Guardian, 12th July 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Student launches legal action against IPCC over CS spray incident – The Guardian