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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The accountants Grant Thornton (GT) do a welcome and nice piece of pro bono work by analysing the annual accounts of the UK's 160 (sic) HEIs and compiling a report on "The Financial Health of the Higher Education Sector"--this year entitled "The calm before the storm"! GT duly note that, if the US Department of Education's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Exigency, Financial Problems, Higher Education
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
The prime feature of the student's legal relationship with his or her university is that it is governed by contract law, and in all other aspects of life such a contract can be reviewed/investigated by the courts in the event of a dispute between the two parties to the contract. In the world of academe, however, the key aspect of the contract (the…
Descriptors: Courts, Higher Education, Student College Relationship, Colleges
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Palfreyman, David – Education and the Law, 2007
This article explores the law relating to the global custodianship of funds, notably as managed for endowed charities such as universities and independent schools. Is global custody based on the legal concept of bailment or of trusts? Just how secure are the legal underpinnings of this financial mechanism? The conclusions are that the legal…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Endowment Funds, Foreign Countries, Trusts (Financial)
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Palfreyman, David – Education and the Law, 2005
The article compares the employment regime for academics in UK HEIs with that of faculty in US HEIs. It considers, "inter alia", "progressive discipline", "at will contracts", "the Model Statute", "academic freedom", "faculty misconduct" and "academic underperformance".…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Comparative Education, Higher Education
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Hoye, William P.; Palfreyman, David – Education and the Law, 2004
In this article, the authors examine student legal claims against colleges and universities in the US and in the UK under contract, tort and public law principles, focusing particularly on the evolving legal relationship between higher education institutions and their students. The authors' goal is to provide the reader with a comparative analysis…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Court Litigation, Student College Relationship, Comparative Analysis