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By what provisions are foreign students not allowed to work as deliveroo drivers?

Deliveroo requires riders to have the right to work self-employed. The Immigration Rules for the Tier 4/Student visa say that foreign students may not be self-employed. ST 26.5. A Student is not ...
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Can a university make rules about students' lives outside campus?

With respect to disciplining its students and employees, a private school can basically do whatever it wants. There's more freedom to do so with respect to students than with employees, who have ...
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Has Article 5 of the German Constitution any influence on me as a PhD student in Germany?

Neither one. One key word in the description of your situation is "employed." If you are hired for a certain project, you are required to do that work or face the consequences as far as your ...
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Has Article 5 of the German Constitution any influence on me as a PhD student in Germany?

No. The word "free" there doesn't refer to price. It refers to (as seen in the rest of art 5.) freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And it is a guarantee between the state and the ...
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Can a school control an independent student newspaper

Students too have freedom of information and expression. The school has no right to interfere with the student's activities outside of school. But is this activity outside of school? If the newspaper ...
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Working more than the yearly limit as a foreign student in Germany

The DAAD has published a summary of the legal constraints when working as a foreign student in Germany. While the document is only available in German, it is complete and rather authoritative. I ...
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Has Article 5 of the German Constitution any influence on me as a PhD student in Germany?

Article 5 is the German version of "freedom of speech". It specifically protects the people from the state (i.e., from the legislature, executive and judiciary). Nothing more and nothing ...
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Probability In Legal Cases - Evidence vs Information

The judgments you cite do not endorse or even refer to an information/evidence distinction. The most relevant discussion comes in second appeal judgment, R. v. Adams [1997] EWCA Crim 2474, which ...
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International student on a scholarship terminating early - lease break problems

Anybody who walks out on a lease obligation can be sued for the money that they owe. The only thing that leaving the country adds is complication over the landlord collecting. In principle, A can sue ...
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Can a university make rules about students' lives outside campus?

They can and must if what you do off-campus affects campus safety Any organisation has a duty to protect the safety of its members. If one person poses a danger to others, that person must either ...
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If a parent withdraws a minor student from school, or prevents them from attending, is that a criminal violation of a mandatory attendance law?

Washington has such laws. RCW 28A.225.010 states the exceptions to the compulsory attendance requirement, which includes: is attending private school or extension program, receiving home schooling, ...
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Can students transfer to a new high school purely on their will?

The primary question is whether the target school can/must accept you. A private school is not compelled to accept you, a public school might be. Because of the law compelling you (as a minor) to go ...
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What can be done regarding gathering possessions from a rented student house where someone is unable to visit due to bullying?

The agent/landlord responsibility is to ensure that the residents have "quiet enjoyment" of the property during the period it is let. As long as your friend has access to the flat he has ...
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Are community college instructors and students liable to the same anti-discrimination, Title IX laws as universities in the United States of America?

The primary question is who is liable for any discriminatory acts. The institution is clearly liable, but the individual instructor is not liable. The burden of compliance falls on the institution, ...
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Are community college instructors and students liable to the same anti-discrimination, Title IX laws as universities in the United States of America?

Title IX Applies. So does Title VI The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has issued a Title IX Legal Manual. This reads in the section Scope of Coverage: Title IX prohibits, with certain exceptions, ...
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What type of tenants' rights does a student renting from privately-independently owned student halls have?

They have a common law tenancy. Generally, in most cases where they don't live with a landlord, this means that a court order will be required to evict them.
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Any cases in UK that the student is partly refunded with the student housing payments for not able to obtain a visa or other reasons like COVID?

You must do what you contracted to do You contracted to pay rent from Dec 2020, they contracted to provide housing from Dec 2020. They did provide the housing, the fact that you were unable to use it ...
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Can a school control an independent student newspaper

Legally, there is no such thing as a student newspaper. That is, a student newspaper is governed by the same laws as any other publication. This means that legally, each (student) newspaper needs a ...
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Can the "Promise of leaving country after studies", part of a student permit request be used to refuse a marriage?

Switzerland is a member of the Council of Europe, and has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights. This explicitly recognizes the right to a family life, which directly protects marriage (...
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What might be the consequences of not declaring foreign student debt when applying for a mortgage abroad?

Worst case - you go to jail Technically, obtaining a loan by lying is fraud in every jurisdiction I know about. If it turned out you were unable to pay and investigation showed you had lied, the ...
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How to save marriage when wife's family influence/force for divorce

While a person is resident in Australia, and has been for at least the past 12 months, that person can obtain a divorce under Australian law, without regard to Indian law. Whether India will recognize ...
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Divulging students' grades to third parties

The law involved is the US Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is described at this Department of Education page. FERPA applies to schools and other educational ...
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Do public colleges in the US have to follow education laws on misrepresentation (34 CFR § 668.71-75)?

A state institution is subject to 34 CFR ยง 668.71-75. State consumer-protection laws probably do not apply, but there are 50 states so it depends. Here are the laws for Washington. State universities ...
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Clarity on J-1 visa language

Please do not write the word visa in all caps. It is not an acronym. It is not a trademark (when used in this sense). It is just a word. The annotations all mean the same thing. There is no typo. ...
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