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Judging the educators: The forensic evaluation of academic judgment

Slapper, Gary (1997). Judging the educators: The forensic evaluation of academic judgment. Education and the Law, 9(1) pp. 5–12.

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There has recently been a significant spate of cases of educational institutions being sued by dissatisfied students. For decades there was an established arena of professional negligence litigation into which physicians and even lawyers were dragged as defendants (and sometimes ruined), but where, hitherto, teachers and lecturers have hardly ever been summoned. Increasingly, academic judgment is becoming a justiciable issue. Additionally, lawyers are being increasingly brought into the educational arena's domestic hearings. This article gives a critical analysis of the emerging litigational phenomenon.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1997 Routledge
ISSN: 0953-9964
Keywords: educational litigation; negligence; medical negligence; professional negligence;
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 20974
Depositing User: Gary Slapper
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 13:50
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 21:34
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