Dr Michael Spence, the Head of the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences Division, will become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney in 2008. A Fellow of St Catherine’s College since 1992, Michael served as Chair of the Law Board from 2002-4, before becoming Head of Division. In that role he has been a member of the Council of the University, and has been responsible for oversight of strategy,  unding and administration in the Law Faculty and twelve departments (including Politics, Economics, and the Business School). Michael has continued to teach on the BCL Intellectual Property Rights course, and has recently completed his book in the Clarendon Law Series, Intellectual Property (OUP 2007).