Law Bulletin Michaelmas Term 2010



New Master's in Law and Finance launches

The first MSc in Law and Finance (MLF) students arrived in late September. Find out about our students' backgrounds and read some of their profiles.


View the full list of student scholarships and funding awards for 2010-11.


New scholarships for the BCL and MJur have been funded by 3 Verulam Buildings and Essex Court Chambers starting this year.


Martin Wronker Prize for Best Overall Performance in the BA in Jurisprudence: Luke Rostill, Wadham College.

View the full list of student prizes.

Mooting awards


Oxford students recently won two of the UK's largest and most prestigious national mooting competitions.

Find out more about the Legal Research and Mooting Skills Programme and Mooting at Oxford.

Hannah Noyce (Wadham) and Emily MacKenzie (Lincoln) holding the Silver Mace outside Essex Court Chambers following their victory in the 2010 ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition

Faculty awards


Ben McFarlane has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize.

This term the Faculty has received an Oxford Teaching Excellence Award for introducing and supporting mooting as part of the compulsory skills course for law undergraduates at Oxford. Thanks to Professor Jamie Edelman (Mooting Coordinator), Ben Spagnolo (Graduate Mooting Coordinator) and Sandra Meredith (Legal Research Skills and Mooting Programme Coordinator).

Research news

A recently launched Parliament and Human Rights project, led by Murray Hunt, will assess the effectiveness of legislation in protecting the human rights of citizens in the UK.

Irini Papanicolopulu and Genevieve Helleringer were awarded Marie Curie Fellowships to carry out research at Oxford. These fellowships are funded by the European Commission and encourage the mobility of outstanding researchers in Europe.

Professor Ewan McKendrick new Registrar of the University


Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law, and former Chair of the Law Board, Ewan McKendrick has been appointed Registrar of the University of Oxford.

Hackney Fellowship in Law

Wadham College has created the Hackney Fellowship in Law in recognition of Jeffrey Hackney's significant contribution to Wadham.

In memory

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Oxford alumnus, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law, died on September 11, aged 76, after a battle with cancer.

Lord Bingham, lecturing in Oxford, 2009

New academics

Alexandra Braun: Lady Margaret Hall. Research interests: Comparative Private Law and Legal History, Trust Law, Succession Law, Contract Law.
Sarah Green: St Hilda's College. Research interests: Wrongful Interference with Assets, Personal Property, Torts, particularly causation in negligence.
Angus Johnston, University College. Research interests: EU Law, Energy Law, Competition Law, Tort Law, Comparative Law.
Jane Donoghue: Departmental Lecturer in Criminology.
Caroline Harvey: Research fellow in the IECL, working on a comparative law project on the European Contract Law Common Frame of Reference.
Irini Papanicolopulu: Marie Curie Fellow. Research interests: public international law, law of the sea, environmental law, international humanitarian law.

Visiting academics

Professor Mark Aronson: Visting Fellow at Corpus Christi, Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of New South Wales
Professor Reinhard Bork: Visiting Fellow at Magdalen, Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg
Rochelle Dreyfuss: Visiting Research Associate at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre
Professor Lanying Li: Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Criminology
Charles Mitchell: Visiting Professor of Law
Professor David Nelken: Visiting Professor in Criminology
Professor Steven Schwarcz: Leverhulme Visiting Professor in Law and Finance
Dr Gwen van Eijk: Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Criminology



Alumni Reunions

New York reunion, April 2010



15 December: Sydney, Baker & McKenzie: 5.00-7.00pm. Places are limited so please register to confirm your attendance.


29 March: San Diego: drinks reception for alumni and friends.
30 March: Los Angeles: drinks reception for alumni and friends.
31 March: Vancouver: drinks reception for alumni and friends.
2 April: San Francisco: academic Programme for alumni and friends.

Insolvency panel discussion: Dealing with financial institution failure – the legacy of Lehman

Harvey Miller, Judge Peck and Gary Lynch formed part of the panel considering the causes and consequences of the Lehman collapse.


Leverhulme Lectures, November 2010

Oxford's Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Steven L. Schwarcz, delivered a series of three public lectures about the causes and consequences of the recent global financial crisis. Podcasts of these lectures are available.


The Role of Courts in a Democracy: a debate with Joshua Rozenberg and Supreme Court Justice Sir John Dyson, 11th February 2011, Magdalen College Auditorium, Oxford.

Our website lists a calendar of events that alumni are welcome to attend, including conferences and workshops and alumni events.

Thanks to our sponsors:

We are very grateful for the support of all our sponsors, and in particular welcome Essex Court Chambers, 3 Verulam Buildings, Pump Court Tax Chambers, Mayer Brown International LLP, and Daniel Slifkin.


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