Fundraising priorities

Philanthropic support enables us to advance in our aim to nurture bold and innovative solutions to some of the most pressing legal problems facing societies around the world.

Giving to Oxford Law ensures that our students and faculty not only have the resources to meet and understand the challenges facing the modern world, but to achieve transformative and positive change across societies.

You can choose how and where to direct your support. You can make an unrestricted gift to the Oxford Law Fund or you can direct your gift to one of the following areas of support that matters to you:

Dean's Scholars Fund

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Oxford Law is a meeting place for some of the most gifted graduate students from around the world. Many talented students remain unable to take up their places at Oxford Law due to lack of available funding. As other traditional sources of funding are stretched to support graduates affected by the lockdown or are no longer available due to economic pressures on funding bodies, financial support for the next generation of alumni has become ever more important.

We have launched the Dean’s Scholars Fund to provide financial support and opportunities to those students who have so much to offer to our collective future.

Gifts to the Dean’s Scholars Fund will deliver much needed financial relief by providing need-based partial scholarships to our graduate community. By making a single, monthly, or annual donation to the Dean’s Scholars Fund, you will be making a real difference and unlock opportunities for the most creative and diligent students, irrespective of background, and ensure they can accept their offer without hesitation. 

Supporting graduates gives Oxford Law a stronger voice in the world by enabling us to attract exceptional graduate students from all backgrounds, regardless of their financial need. Your gift will allow us to offer financial support to the most creative and diligent students, irrespective of background, and ensure they can accept their offer without hesitation. It is this unique combination of knowledge, leadership, and intellectual confidence that will help to tackle the most important questions we face today and shape the future of law. 

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Research and Teaching

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The foundation of Oxford Law is the size, strength, and diversity of our community of legal scholars. From the role of artificial intelligence in the workplace to corporate finance and commercial law, and from environmental law to human rights, our Faculty members have continuously been at the forefront of legal research. Support for research and teaching enable us to attract and retain some of the leading scholars and teachers of the legal world, and to invest in the latest ideas and research.

If you would like to discuss how to support research and teaching at Oxford Law, please get in touch.

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Bodleian Law Library


Bodleian Law Library

Bodleian Law Library

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The Faculty’s position as one of the preeminent hubs for the study of law is due in part to the extensive holdings of legal materials held by the Bodleian Libraries. The Bodleian Law Library is one of the largest open-access law libraries in Europe. The Bodleian and the Oxford Law Faculty maintain a collection policy focussed on purchasing a wide range of foreign and international legal materials, both in print and electronic format. Due to the UK legal deposit scheme, it has developed over many years its position as an official Documentation Centre for the European Union, as well as valuable print donations and generous financial donations during its lifetime.  The Bodleian Law Library’s material is constantly evolving in order to provide contemporary, thought-provoking resources for its students. 

We are committed to maintaining the quality and breadth of our legal collections through acquisitions of the most up to date textbooks, in order to provide our student, academic, and professional community with the resources that they need. We are therefore seeking support to address the current shortfall through philanthropic donations or sponsorship.

If you would like to discuss how to support the Bodleian Law Library, please get in touch.

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If you would like to discuss how you can support our fundraising priorities, please contactthe Faculty's Alumni and Development team.

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