Title

The responsibility of universities for their students' personal safety

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Yeo, S 2002, 'The responsibility of universities for their students' personal safety', Southern Cross University Law Review, vol. 6, pp. 77-105.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Nature and scope of a university's duty, based on the university-student relationship, to protect students from physical injury - the US experience is examined and applied to the Australian context - High Court of Australia decision in Modbury Triangle Shopping Centre v Anzil provides the best approach to determining whether a university owes its students a duty of care, and whether it has breached that duty - measures which universities can implement to discharge their legal responsibilities for their students' personal safety.

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