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Universities just cannot afford law suits – The Guardian

“Universities must look at mediation to settle disputes rather than spending vast sums of money, time and energy fighting claims by staff or students.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Corporate law firms widen the recruitment net – The Guardian

“News that top firms are to recruit students from less traditional universities has not been welcomed by all.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Oxford exam-fail law student loses compensation bid – BBC News

“An Oxford graduate who sued a law college after failing her exams has lost a bid for damages and was told her own lack of aptitude was to blame.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar leaders warn of impact of tuition hikes on diversity – Legal Week

“Leading figures at the Bar including former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, Bar council chairman Nicholas Green QC and chair of the Bar Standards Board Baroness Ruth Deech have called for the Bar to take action to improve diversity in anticipation of hikes in university tuition fees.”

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Legal Week, 24th February 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Tuition fees: Teenagers seek human rights judicial review – The Guardian

“Two teenagers are seeking a judicial review into the government’s decision to allow university tuition fees to almost treble to up to £9,000 from next year.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student who can’t stay awake takes watchdog to court – The Independent

“A student who suffers from the chronic sleep disorder narcolepsy is to have her case heard by the Court of Appeal in London on Thursday, following a six-year battle against what she perceives to be disability discrimination by her university.”

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The Independent, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

IT student loses compensation bid after getting a 2:2 degree – Daily Telegraph

“An IT student who says he can’t get a job because he got a second class degree has had his bid for £5m damages from the university he claims let him down thrown out by a High Court judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tuition fees rise ‘contravenes human rights law’ – The Guardian

“Allowing universities to charge students up to £9,000 a year is contrary to human rights law, according to a legal opinion published today.”

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The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

University goes to court to evict sit-in protesters – The Guardian

“Students staging a sit-in at University College London in protest at a rise in tuition fees could face eviction today after university lawyers sought a court order to eject them.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Fairs – The Bar Council

“Representatives of the Bar Council and the Inns of Court have been and will be meeting hundreds of students at 22 university careers fairs between October and December 2010, throughout England and Wales.”

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The Bar Council, 10th November 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Regulators consult on tougher rules for law degrees – Law Society Gazette

“A joint committee of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board has released two consultations on the future of the undergraduate law degree.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Campaigner guilty of Oxford University arson plot – BBC News

“An animal rights campaigner has been given a 10-year prison term after being found guilty of plotting arson attacks against Oxford University buildings.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Greater transparency in Freedom of Information – Ministry of Justice

“The Freedom of Information Act will be extended to cover four more public bodies and increase the public’s right to access information, Justice Minister Michael Wills announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Animal rights activist using FOI laws to target universities – The Guardian

“A convicted animal rights activist is using freedom of information laws to force universities to reveal details of their animal experiments, raising fears that scientists involved could suffer renewed intimidation.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Standards Board raps BPP Law School for taking on too many students – The Lawyer

“BPP Law School has been put under scrutiny after the Bar Standards Board (BSB) published a report on its ’triggered visit’ to the ­institution, which was prompted by the fact BPP’s BVC was oversubscribed.”

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The Lawyer, 8th March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Bar Vocational Course monitoring visits – academic year 2009-10 – Bar Standards Board

“It was agreed by the BSB’s Education & Training Committee (10 February 2009) that reports of BSB monitoring visits to Bar Vocational Course providers should be published on the BSB website from the Academic Year 2009-10.”

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Bar Standards Board, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Climate e-mails row university ‘breached data laws’ – BBC News

“A university unit involved in a row over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data, the Information Commissioner’s Office says.”

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BBC News, 28th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ucas may drop criminal disclosure rule for students – The Guardian

“The university admissions service, Ucas, is considering whether to drop a requirement for students to declare criminal convictions when they apply to university, following a high-profile case exposed by the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

I put it to you that this university law course is not fit for practice – The Times

“Law students — perhaps unsurprisingly, given the subject they are studying — are among those most likely to complain about their course at university.”

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The Times, 15th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Academics balk at ‘spying’ on students to nail migrant scams – The Guardian

“Universities are being asked to set up surveillance units to monitor the movements of international students in a government-led crackdown on bogus student immigration scams, academics say.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student son’s right to privacy – The Times

“A university lecturer who wrote to an undergraduate’s mother to outline details of the student’s studies has been reprimanded for breaching data protection rules.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

University offers combined ‘British law’ degree – The Lawyer

“The University of Dundee is introducing a bachelors law degree enabling dual-qualification in Scots and English & Welsh law. From September 2008 students will be able to study all of the subjects required by each of the respective local Law Societies.”

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The Lawyer, 10th April 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

New guidance calls on universities to reject separatism and ban those who preach violence – The Guardian

“Universities with large numbers of Muslim students should consider rejecting demands for separate prayer and washing facilities to prevent their campuses segregating along religious lines and risking a climate where illegal extremist views can flourish, the government will suggest today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

More students lodge complaints – BBC News

“More students are lodging complaints about their universities, an independent watchdog reports.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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