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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the key issues in what was a controversial case. It will look at both the majority and minority judgments in the Supreme Court and the arguments surrounding the interaction between discrimination on both religious and ethnic criteria.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the facts and issues in the case;
  • Understand the successful arguments as to why the admissions policy was directly discriminatory;
  • Be aware of the continuing arguments about the overlap between the religious and ethnic criteria;
  • Be aware of the arguments on the issue of indirect discrimination and whether the policy was necessary and proportionate.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • R (on the application of E) v Governing Body of JFS and the Admissions Appeal Panel of JFS and Ors [2009] UKSC 15;
  • Race Relations Act 1976 s1(1)(a);
  • James v Eastleigh Borough Council [1990] 2 AC 751;
  • Nagarajan v London Regional Transport [2000] 1 AC 501.

This podcast with Thomas Linden QC of Matrix Chambers is about the Supreme Court judgment in R v Governing Body of JFS and the Admissions Appeal Panel of JFS and Ors [2009] UKSC 15. The case concerned the lawfulness of a Jewish school's admissions policy in the light of the Race Relations Act 1976 that used an ethnic selection criterion.

Podcast added: 09/03/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-04-02

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