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Friday, 12 October 2018

Louise Gullifer elected to Rouse Ball Professorship of English LawThe Faculty is pleased to announce that Professor Louise Gullifer QC (Hon) has been elected to the Rouse Ball Professorship of English Law.

Professor Gullifer is currently Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Harris Manchester College.  She will be joining the Faculty in October 2019, and will be the first woman to hold the Rouse Ball Professorship.

Professor Gullifer has been teaching at Oxford since 1991. Before that she practised at the Commercial Bar in chambers at 3 Gray's Inn Place (now 3 Verulam Buildings), under her maiden name (Louise Edwards). She remains an honorary member of those chambers. She teaches Roman law, contract law, commercial law, corporate finance law and corporate insolvency law and is the senior law tutor at Harris Manchester College.

Her research interests focus broadly on commercial law and corporate finance. She has co-authored books on security and title financing and corporate finance, and is presently co-authoring books on personal property and set-off in arbitration. She is particularly interested in financial collateral and intermediated securities, as well as national and international reform of secured transactions law. She is the director of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College. She is also Director of the Secured Transaction Law Reform Project and the Oxford Law Faculty Academic Lead for the Cape Town Convention Academic Project.

The Rouse Ball Professorship of English Law at the University of Cambridge was established in 1927 by a bequest from the mathematician W. W. Rouse Ball. Previous holders include Glanville Williams, William Wade, David Williams and Jack Beatson. Professor Gullifer succeeds Professor David Feldman QC (Hon), who has held the Chair since 2004.