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No 6333

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Vol cxliv No 16

pp. 260–290


Report of the General Board on the establishment of a Readership in Corporate Law

The General Board beg leave to report to the University as follows:

1. The Faculty of Law aims to maintain its position as a leading international law school that is at the forefront of legal research and in which connections between research and teaching are highly valued. The Faculty is committed to producing ambitious, cutting-edge work in a wide range of fields and disciplines and has identified corporate law as among its key strategic priorities.

2. The Faculty has an established reputation in the field of corporate law, and a period of growth and increased activity culminated with the launch of the Masters of Corporate Law programme in 2012–13. The subsequent resignation of two University Teaching Officers, including the holder of an ad hominem Readership, leaves the Faculty without the critical mass required to maintain the high quality of teaching in corporate law across its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. An exceptional appointment at Readership level would significantly increase the Faculty’s capacity to undertake research in corporate law and contribute at a senior level to flagship and strategic research initiatives, and to support research students in this area. It would also reinforce the academic leadership of the Faculty’s Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law.

3. The Council of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences has approved the case made by the Faculty and recommends the establishment of a Readership in Corporate Law in the Faculty of Law with effect from 1 September 2014. The costs of the Readership will be met from funds available to the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

4. The General Board have accepted the Council of the School’s proposal for the establishment of this Readership. The criteria for appointment to a Readership through open competition will be identical to those for appointment through the senior academic promotions procedure. The Appointments Committee will be constituted as specified in the Regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 748).

5. The General Board accordingly recommend:

I. That a Readership in Corporate Law be established in the Faculty of Law with effect from 1 September 2014.

3 January 2014

L. K. Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor

M. J. Daunton

Duncan Maskell

Philip Allmendinger

Simon Franklin

Patrick Maxwell

N. Bampos

David Good

Rachael Padman

H. A. Chase

Richard Jones

John Rallison

Sarah Coakley

Robert Kennicutt