Faiz Siddiqui claims he would have had a successful career as an international commercial lawyer if he’d achieved better than the 2:1 in modern history he got at the university 16 years ago.
The claimant pointed to ‘negligent’ teaching and a shortage of tutors at Brasenose College in his final year as one of the reasons he didn’t get a better grade, the Times reported.
His lawyer, Roger Mallalieu said 13 of the 15 students who took the course received their lowest or joint lowest mark showing ‘the standard of teaching was objectively unacceptable’.
But Oxford University is claiming the case has no base and should be struck off because of the time that has passed since Mr Siddiqui graduated
The university also noted they made special allowance for Mr Siddiqui in some of his papers for hay fever.
A judgement is expected later this month.