One of my professors misbehaved with me. So after graduation, I wrote him a strong and humiliating mail. Can he get my degree revoked?

  • This is very dependent on country and institution. It should not be so; but we must face the facts that we can't answer this kind of question for all students everywhere. Jun 30, 2022 at 14:52
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    Yes, the linked question is our "collective wisdom" about degree revocation (and that page correctly notes that revocation is extremely rare). But we cannot judge individual cases or predict probabilities; sorry we can't be more helpful.
    – cag51
    Jun 30, 2022 at 17:07

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It is unlikely that he could do so, but it can't be ruled out universally. Basing a degree revocation on an email would seem to be beyond the pale and not legally supportable.

Don't however, make a point of publishing the email lest possible slander law comes in to play. If they want to retaliate against you and are unscrupulous, then they have other ways to do so by trying to affect your reputation. But that is independent of any email you sent.

Bad people behave badly.

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