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Oxford University Gazette, 10 June 2010: University Agenda

CONGREGATION 29 June 2 p.m.

Voting on Legislative Proposal: Rhodes Readership in the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 21 June, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose or amend the legislative proposal below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise, the legislative proposal shall be carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

Explanatory Note

The following Legislative Proposal, submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161, as amended on 12 October 2004, 7 March 2006 and 14 October 2008 (Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 137, p. 669; Vol. 139, pp. 4–8), made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council with the endorsement of the Trustees of the Rhodes Fund, proposes the establishment of a permanent Rhodes Professorship of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States, replacing the Rhodes Readership in the same subject. The opportunity has also been taken to remove outdated references.

Note: a correction to section 50.4 (2) was made after the first publication of this legislative proposal on 10 June, to replace 'readership' with 'professorship'. The correction is made in the text below.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the provisions governing the Rhodes Readership in the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002), delete Part 50 (pp. 153–4) and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'Part 50: Rhodes Reader in Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States

50.1. The main object of the endowment originally accepted by the University from the Rhodes Trustees in 1920 as a fund for the study of Roman-Dutch Law shall be the encouragement of the study of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States.

50.2. There shall be a Rhodes Readership in Professorship of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States.

50.3. The reader professor shall lecture and give instruction in those laws on such conditions as Council shall from time to time determine.

50.4. The reader professor shall be elected by a board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this section is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college with which the readership professorship shall be for the time being associated by Council, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this section;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

50.5. The net income of the endowment shall be applied towards the cost of the readership professorship, except that any balance of the travel fund established by Decree (16) of 11 March 1958, including accrued interest, may be paid to the reader as a contribution to his or her expenses on visiting any part of the British Commonwealth or of the United States in connection with his or her duties under this statute.

50.6. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the endowment, as defined in section 50.1 above, is always kept in view amend sections 50.2–50.5.'

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Schedule A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of the Philosophy of Law' insert:

'Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States'.

2 In the Schedule of Professors and Readers in Council Regulations 19 of 2002, concerning the membership of faculty boards, delete 'Laws of the British Commonwealth and United States, Rhodes Reader in' and after 'Law, Taxation, KPMG' insert:

'Laws of the British Commonwealth and United States'.

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