In October 2021, Dr Rory Gregson will take up a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Rory has publications in the Law Quarterly Review, Public Law, and the Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution.
Rory's DPhil was awarded in July 2021. It investigates subrogation, which allows one person to pretend to be another and rely on the latter's rights against a third party. This is as strange as it sounds and subrogation often causes controversy in the courts. For example, the question of whether subrogation is a remedy for unjust enrichment has divided the UK Supreme Court in four decisions in the last six years. Rory's DPhil asks why and when subrogation happens. In particular, it interrogates the orthodox view that subrogation to extinguished rights is a remedy for unjust enrichment.
Rory teaches across private law. At undergraduate level, he teaches Contract, Land, Torts, and Trusts. At the Law Faculty, he delivers lectures in Contract. At postgraduate level, Rory teaches Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.
ADMINISTRATION AND OUTREACH
Rory is the Law Faculty's Opportunity Oxford Co-ordinator. Opportunity Oxford is the University's new flagship access programme for students from backgrounds which are under-represented in Oxford. It takes place before the students’ first term in Oxford and builds the skills that they will need in their law degree. Rory has been responsible for delivering the first two years of this brand-new course.
As the maintainer of the OSCOLA LaTeX template, Rory updates the code and assists the growing number of users from around the world.
2021 DPhil, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Supervised by Prof Robert Stevens
Fully funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
2018 MPhil, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Co-supervised by Prof Robert Stevens and Dr Frederick Wilmot-Smith
Fully funded by Clarendon Scholarship
2017 BCL (Distinction), Wadham College, University of Oxford
Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law
Keeley Senior Scholarship, Wadham College
2016 BA Law, Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Graduated top of a cohort of 222 students with a Starred First
Slaughter and May Prize for best overall performance in Part II of the Law Tripos