Bonfield Fellow for 2015 Announced

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We are delighted to announce the inaugural holder of the Bonfield Fellowship in the University of Iowa Law Library.

The Bonfield Fellow for 2015 will be Dr Matthew Dyson. Dr Dyson is a Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he teaches and writes in the areas of tort, crime, comparative law, Roman law, EU law, and legal history.

Dr. Matthew Dyson

Dr Dyson's current scholarship explores the borderline between crime and tort in different jurisdictions. He is the author of many articles and book chapters, and he has edited two books with a third one forthcoming. While at the University of Iowa Law Library, he will continue his research on the relation between crime and tort, using our extensive Foreign, International, and Comparative Law collection as well as the historical materials in our Rare Book Room, especially the Hammond and Leist collections.

The call for applications and nominations for the inaugural Bonfield Fellowship in the Law Library produced an unexpectedly high number of proposals, from scholars in the United States, Canada, England, and Africa. The word is spreading worldwide about the depth and breadth of the Law Library’s collections.

We look forward to welcoming Dr Dyson to the Law Library as the inaugural Bonfield Fellow.