Academic Appeals Internationally

Dr Eoin O’Dell of the School of Law at the Trinity College Dublin picked up on a post on Slaw by Omar Ha-Redeye about the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Jaffer v. York University.

He points out similarities between this case and another involving Andrew Coskery, a Irish student at the Queen’s University Belfast seeking judicial review of his university marks.

O’Dell has covered the Coskery case and discussed examiner’s academic freedom, non-law students who also sue, and reactions to the case by academics.

He points to the following international cases that discuss similar issues:
Keefe v New York Law School (17 November 2009)
George van Mellaert v Oxford University [2006] EWHC 1565 (QB) (29 June 2006)
Board of Curators, University of Missouri v Horowitz 435 US 78 (1978)
University of Michigan v Ewing 474 US 214 (1985)
Quinn v Honourable Society of King’s Inns [2004] IEHC 220 (15 June 2004)
Clark v University of Lincolnshire and Humberside [2000] 1 WLR 1988