The Law of Higher Education

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9780199608799: The Law of Higher Education

Written by two leading practitioners, this comprehesive and practical guide to the law of higher education in the UK provides extensive analysis of the complex legal framework in which universities work and the remedies which may be sought in the event of disputes.

The Law of Higher Education has been fully updated to take account of the many legislative changes which have come into force since the publication of the first edition in 2006. The impact of new charity law; changes in governance structures; developments in the law of employment; academic freedom issues; and the increasing presence of academies and other private Higher Education Institutions are all dealt with in detail, with reference to and analysis of the relevent case law throughout. Although focussing on UK laws, the new edition includes expanded material on the international context, which has become particularly important as institutions are increasingly involved in international exchanges and collaborations, as well as being subject to the increasing globalisation of higher education.

The text is linked to the updating service on the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies website, ensuring that readers are kept up-to-date with developments, even after publication.

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Dr Dennis Farrington is an international consultant in higher education, having worked for 20 years in UK universities. Dr Farrington has extensive experience in higher education law both nationally and internationally.

David Palfreyman is Bursar and Fellow of New College, Oxford (having previously worked for the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool). He is Director of OxCHEPs (the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies).

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Here then, is a weighty and authoritative work of reference which will be of abiding interest to specialist legal practitioners in this field and indeed everyone involved in higher education. * Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers * To sum up this book provides well-written, well organised professional guidance as to the legal implications of a vast range of university activity and no practitioner should be without easy access to it. * Michael Shattock, The Cambridge Law Journal *

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