Friday, April 10, 2015

OXFORD LAW: Ian Turvill to Head Law School

Ian Turvill, Chicago.
April 10, 2015 – Ian Turvill has been active for many years with John Morrison in organizing Chicago's annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner, which takes place tonight.

Unless there are two Ian Turvills, he will be heading to Oxford to lead the Oxford University Law School. So there will be more than one farewell. (I have since been advised that there may indeed be two Ian Turvills who are Oxford-connected lawyers.)

I would be tempted to go to this history-making Boat Race Dinner, but I am in a different city–Boston–for someone's birthday party.

Ian is a lawyer and an expert on the marketing of legal services. Ambulance-chasing has given lawyers a bad rep–apparently there are more discrete ways of showing up at the right time and making one's skills known to the decision-makers at that time.

The Law School at Oxford is ranked #2 in the world after Harvard by QS.

The Chicago BRD tonight at the University Club features Prof. J. N. P. ("Nick") Rawlins (Univ.), Oxford's Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Also Sir Ivor Crewe (Exeter, Oxford) and Charles R. Conn III (Balliol), Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford. Black tie optional.

This will be the 50th dinner organized by John Morrison (New Mexico and Univ.), and he has announced it will be his last (he may be congratulated at

The new organizer is James C. Dunlop (LMH) of Jones Day, For Boat Race information throughout Illinois, the Oxford Society coordinator is

The history of the Boat Race Dinners in the United States and Canada may be found here.

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