Our benefactors

Our benefactors contribute significantly to the quality and success of legal education in Oxford. By attracting philanthropic support from leading firms, chambers, trusts, foundations and individuals, Oxford Law’s Development Office works actively with our partners to ensure excellent standards in education, to pursue new initiatives and to cover broader reaches of scholarship.

It is our privilege to recognise the invaluable contribution that our benefactors make to the intellectual life at Oxford Law. The Faculty of Law is deeply grateful to all its donors for their generous support: 

Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors

The AB Charitable Trust The A G Leventis Foundation and H K Leventis Family
Allen & Overy LLP The Andrew W Mellon Foundation
Barclays Bank PLC Ghazi Nahl and Hind Ali Tabaja
The Bertha Foundation Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Clifford Chance LLP The Oak Foundation
The Sir Joseph Hotung Charitable Settlement Travers Smith LLP
Intesa Sanpaolo  

Vice Chancellor’s Circle

Baker McKenzie LLP  Linklaters LLP
Yves and Anne Bonavero Allan Myers QC
The Brunsfield Foundation in Malaysia Pinsent Masons LLP
CMS, Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Planethood Foundation
Commonwealth Scholarships for Asia and Africa The David and Elaine Potter Foundation
Paul Dodyk Shearman & Sterling LLP 
The European Justice Forum  Slaughter and May
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP  Daniel Slifkin
Lady Edwina Grosvenor Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP White & Case LLP
Hogan Lovells LLP Dr William M.F. Wong SC, JP
Sir David Lewis DL, Alderman  

Dean's Circle

3 Verulam Buildings Mayer Brown LLP
4 New Square The Morris Trust
Aall Foundation  The Open Society Foundations
Dr Philip W. Baker OBE QC The Open Society Institute Youth Initiative
BARBRI Pump Court Tax Chambers
Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC The Sigrid Rausing Trust
Canterbury Institute Ragnar Söderbergs Stiftelse
Des Voeux Chambers Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Fountain Court Chambers South Square
Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP Temple Chambers  
HSA Advocates Torsten Söderbergs Stiftelse
Hewlett Foundation The UK Foundation for International Law
Kenny Lam Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Eric L. Lewis Sarosh Zaiwalla
Maitland Chambers  

GOLDs (Global Oxford Law Donor Scheme)

7 King's Bench Walk Genevieve Muinzer and Nick Segal
8 New Square One Essex Court
Guido Alpa Oxford University Press
Astana International Financial Centre Authority The David and Jayne Paterson Educational Trust
Blackstone Chambers Aron Ping D'Souza 

Emissary Holdings

Powell Gilbert
Field Court Tax Chambers Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Fietta LLP Sidley Austin
Goldsmith Chambers Professor Surya Prasad Subedi QC, OBE, DCL
Professor Sir Roy Goode CBE QC Francis Taylor Building
The Kalisher Trust Volterra Fietta
Harris Kyriakides LLC Alan G. Weiler

Donations to the Faculty of Law are received in accordance with the University’s Donor Charter.

The naming of academic posts in honour of benefactors is in recognition of our gratitude for major support of the study of Law in Oxford, and reflects the contribution of a donor to particular areas of study in the Faculty of Law.

Persons holding posts named for a benefactor are appointed by the Faculty in the normal rigorous way through open competition, by University selection panels which do not include representatives of the donor. All holders of named posts are employees of the University, with all the rights to permanent employment and all the responsibilities of employees of the University, including academic freedom and independence in writing and researching. Holding a post named in honour of a benefactor does not make the post holder an employee of the benefactor, nor does it permit the benefactor to influence the research of the post holder in any way.

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