Welcome to the Faculty of Law website. Now that we are just over half-way through the term, it seems like a good time for me to reflect on some of my personal highlights of the term so far.

In November, we welcomed Professor Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, who gave our annual Clarendon Law lectures. The lectures were entitled ‘Sunsetting the Iron Law of Financial Regulation’ and offered a detailed analysis of the problems associated with regulating financial markets, particularly in times of crisis, and valuable insights about how to tackle those problems.

The final of the Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Moot took place on Saturday 7th November. The standard of competition was very high as the mooters grappled with a complex problem about the law on post-termination victimisation in employment discrimination cases. The final was followed by a thought-provoking Conversazione chaired by Lord Macdonald QC which focussed on the representation of people with disabilities in the media.

We look forward to welcoming the 9th cohort of Pathways to Law students and their parents to the faculty for their launch event on Saturday 14th November. The Pathways to Law programme aims to inspire, support and encourage academically able students from non-privileged backgrounds who are interested in studying law or pursuing a career in law, in order to widen access to the legal profession. Each year the Faculty takes on a new cohort of Year 12 students from the local area and supports them through the two-year programme alongside their A-Level studies.

We hope you will enjoy exploring our new website which launched in September. Please send your feedback to web.support@law.ox.ac.uk.