In Board of Curators of the University of Missouri v. Horowitz' the United States Supreme Court rejected the argument that public university students are constitutionally entitled to a hearing prior to their dismissal from school for academic reasons. In ruling against a former medical student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Court concluded that "the determination whether to dismiss a student for academic reasons requires an expert evaluation of cumulative information and is not readily adapted to the procedural tools of judicial or administrative decisionmaking. ' In this article that conclusion and the several opinions in Horowitz will be analyzed and criticized; questions left unanswered by the Horowitz decision and the possibility of nonconstitutional student protection will also be explored.
R. Lawrence Dessem, Board of Curators of the University of Missouri v. Horowitz: Academic Versus Judicial Expertise, 39 Ohio St. L.J. 476 (1978)