Thursday, December 8, 2016
American Lawyer, Graduate Sues Oxford University For Preventing Him From Becoming A Lawyer:
An Oxford graduate is suing the prestigious university for 1 million pounds ($1.27 million), claiming that its “appallingly bad” teaching prevented him from having a successful career as a lawyer.
Faiz Siddiqui, who graduated with a degree in modern history 16 years ago, told the high court he believes he would have had a career as an international commercial lawyer if he had been awarded a first-class degree, rather than the upper second-class he actually achieved. (Instead of using a GPA system, U.K. degrees are graded in four categories: first class, upper second class, lower second class and third class.)
Siddiqui, who trained as a solicitor after leaving university, claims that he underachieved due to “negligent” teaching.