New posts to boost Socio-Legal Centre

Two new research fellowships are being created at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, following donations worth $350,000 (c.£210,000) from two former Rhodes scholars at Magdalen College, now both members of the Advisory Council of the Centre.

Mr Rory Millson (Magdalen 1973) has donated $200,000 for a post to be named after his mother, Dr Fay Millson, a medical practitioner in South Africa, who has a particular interest in primary health care, and the control and treatment of tuberculosis. After Oxford, he went on to Yale to pursue a graduate law degree. He is a partner in the New York law firm Cravath, Swaine and Moore.

Mr Paul Dodyk (Magdalen 1959) a partner in the same firm, has donated $150,000 for a fellowship to be named after himself. After Oxford, he took a law degree at Harvard, going on to an academic career at Columbia University, before joining Cravath, Swaine and Moore, and building up a leading practice in civil litigation.

The Centre hopes that both fellowships, currently being advertised, will attract young scholars to work within one of the existing programmes of research.

Professor Denis Galligan, Director of the Centre, said: `We are extremely grateful for these generous gifts. These two new posts will provide a most welcome boost to our research programme.' The Centre was founded in 1972, at Wolfson College, as the first of its kind world-wide to focus specifically on studying how legal rules affect the people they are intended to serve.

Current research programmes include business, finance and law; families and law; regulation and discretion; the delivery of justice: the economic analysis of the legal industry; law and the delivery of health care; administration, government and citizen's rights; and law and psychology.

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