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 TrustThe A G Leventis Foundation and H K Leventis Family
Allen & Overy LLPThe Andrew W Mellon Foundation
Barclays Bank PLCGhazi Nahl and Hind Ali Tabaja
The Bertha FoundationNorton Rose Fulbright LLP
Clifford Chance LLPThe Oak Foundation
The Sir Joseph Hotung Charitable SettlementTravers Smith LLP
Intesa Sanpaolo 

Vice Chancellor’s Circle

Baker McKenzie LLP Linklaters LLP
The Brunsfield Foundation in MalaysiaAllan Myers QC
CMS, Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLPPinsent Masons LLP
Commonwealth Scholarships for Asia and AfricaPlanethood Foundation
Paul DodykThe David and Elaine Potter Foundation
The European Justice Forum Shearman & Sterling LLP 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Slaughter and May
Lady Edwina Grosvenor Daniel Slifkin
Herbert Smith Freehills LLPSwiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Hogan Lovells LLPWhite & Case LLP
Sir David Lewis DL, AldermanDr William M.F. Wong SC, JP

Dean's Circle

3 Verulam BuildingsMaitland Chambers
4 New SquareMayer Brown LLP
Aall Foundation The Morris Trust
Dr Philip W. Baker OBE QCThe Open Society Foundations
BARBRIThe Open Society Institute Youth Initiative
Sir Frank Berman KCMG QCPump Court Tax Chambers
Yves and Anne BonaveroThe Sigrid Rausing Trust
Canterbury InstituteRagnar Söderbergs Stiftelse
Des Voeux ChambersSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Fountain Court ChambersSouth Square 
Gide Loyrette Nouel LLPTemple Chambers
HSA AdvocatesTorsten Söderbergs Stiftelse
Hewlett FoundationThe UK Foundation for International Law
Kenny LamWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Eric L. LewisSarosh Zaiwalla

GOLDs (Global Oxford Law Donor Scheme)

7 King's Bench WalkGenevieve Muinzer and Nick Segal
8 New SquareOne Essex Court
Guido AlpaOxford University Press
Astana International Financial Centre AuthorityThe David and Jayne Paterson Educational Trust
Blackstone ChambersAron Ping D'Souza 

Emissary Holdings

Powell Gilbert
Field Court Tax ChambersShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Fietta LLPSidley Austin
Goldsmith ChambersProfessor Surya Prasad Subedi QC, OBE, DCL
Professor Sir Roy Goode CBE QCFrancis Taylor Building
The Kalisher TrustVolterra Fietta
Harris Kyriakides LLCAlan 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.